Venice Carnival in costume ™

"The Carnival Elixir"

Gran Teatro La Fenice, Apollinee halls

After several years, the carnival of Venice comes back to La Fenice Theatre with a masked dinner and period dances in the historic ballroom of the Venetian aristocracy.
The Ball at the Fenice is the new extraordinary international appointment that brings back to one of the most famous locations of the historic Carnival and the city itself the Party, the Ball, the Costumes and the inevitable Masks, symbol of the adventure itself.

Up the staircase inside the theatre you’ll find yourself in the Apollonian Halls where an aperitif will welcome you.
The evening will continue with a seated dinner of four courses, wines included, curated by our Michelin star chef and the accompaniment of a classical music ensemble, and the performances of the dancers and singers who will wear the precious costumes of the Atelier Tiepolo.
After dinner, the Grand Ball will begin in the Main Ballroom with the Dance Masters who will engage with the guests teaching the period dances, such as waltzes, galops, minuets and contradances.
Between dances, in the bar hall, guests can enjoy Venetian carnival cakes and Prosecco.

Entrance to the theater is at 9 p.m. and it is compulsory to wear period costume, which can be rented at the Atelier Tiepolo.


Since its construction in 1792 by the architect Giannantonio Selva the style of the Gran Teatro La Fenice is the neoclassical style then resumed also by Giambattista Meduna for the restoration of 1854; this style appears 'old fashion' for the time, but dusting off the art of the late eighteenth century, Meduna hopes to be able to conserve in this theater the memory of an era in which Venice was still great. He wanted to remove the specter of decadence in which the city was pouring, even for the time of a show.


The Apollonian Halls, also in neoclassical style, have always been the beloved place of the city as a ballroom, venue for concerts and, in more recent times, venue for cultural initiatives.



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