Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gran Teatro La Fenice

Sign of the Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin, Venice
Sign of the Teatro La Fenice (The Phoenix)
Campo San Fantin, San Marco
Venice, September 2012

“Gloriously resurrected by craftsmen specialised in baroque decorative techniques working alongside high tech engineers, the glittering premises will stage operas and ballet in the imminent season. True to its name - La Fenice means the Phoenix - it has risen from the ashes in triumph after a disastrous fire that broke out during renovation work, leaving it gutted on 29 January 1996, a night remembered by all Venetians with despondency.”

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Have you been to a performance?

VP said...

ciel - Sadly no, or better not yet!