INTERNATIONAL DANCE GALA - talents from the most important international academies at Venice: La Fenice Opera House
Paquita: variation from Grand Pas | music by Ludwig Minkus | choreography by Marius Petipa | performer: Mikio Kato
La Bayadère: variation Act III | music by Ludwig Minkus | choreography by Marius Petipa | performer: David Navarro Yudes
The Sleeping Beauty: pas de deux Act III | music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | choreography by Aaron S. Watkin (from Marius Petipa) | performer: Jia Sun and Julian Amir Lacey
Il fauno, miniatura coreografica | music by Claude Debussy | choreography by Viktor Kharčenko (fromKas’ján Golejzóvski) | perfomer: Andrei Arseniev
Na floresta: solo | music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Wagner Tisso | choreography by Nacho Duato | perfomer: Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova
Le Corsaire: pas de deux Act III | music by Riccardo Drigo | choreography by Marius Petipa | performers: Isabelle Brouwers and Jinhao Zhang
Esmeralda: Diana e Atteone, pas de deux | music by Riccardo Drigo (from Cesare Pugni) | choreography by Agrippina Vaganova (from Marius Petipa) | perfomers: Claire Teisseyre and Neven Ritmanic
Don Chisciotte: variations from Grand Pas de deux | music by Ludwig Minkus | choreography by Marius Petipa, Aleksandr Gorskij | perfomer: Mikio Kato, David Navarro Yudes
Satanella: Venice Carnival, pas de deux | music by Cesare Pugni (on a Paganini theme) | choreography by Marius Petipa | performers: Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova and Andrei Arseniev
Neue Suite: New Sleep, pas de deux | music by Thom Willems | choreography by William Forsythe |perfomers: Jia Sun and Julian Amir Lacey
Spartacus: pas de deux Act II | music by Aram Chačaturjan | choreography by Jurij Grigorovič | perfomers: Claire Teisseyre and Neven Ritmanic
Paquita: Grand Pas de deux | music by Ludwig Minkus | choreography by Marius Petipa | performers: Isabelle Brouwers and Jinhao Zhang
Freestyle, hip hop | music by Alexis Roure ‘Psykot’ | choreography & music by: Compagnie Pockemon Crew
Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Venice | Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking | Immobiliare Bonanno |Roberto Pietrobon - Nuova Stirlady | Società Immobiliare Zanimmobili | Maria Zerilli-Marimò
Teatro La Fenice ("The Phoenix") is an opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of the most famous theatres in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres. Its name reflects its role in permitting an opera company to "rise from the ashes" despite losing the use of two theatres (to fire and legal problems respectively). Since opening and being named La Fenice, it has burned and been rebuilt twice more.
The Teatro La Fenice was founded in 1792. In the nineteenth century, the theatre staged the world premieres of numerous operas, including Rossini’sTancredi, Sigismondo and Semiramide, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) and Beatrice di Tenda, Donizetti’sBelisario (Belisarius), Pia de’ Tolomei, and Maria de Rudenz, and Verdi’s Ernani, Attila, Rigoletto, La traviata and Simon Boccanegra.
In the last century, the Fenice has also placed a special emphasis on contemporary productions, welcoming the world premieres of Stravinski’s The Rake’s Progress, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Prokofiev’s L’angelo di fuoco (The Fiery Angel), Nono’s Intolleranza (Intolerance) and Maderna’s Hyperion. Recent premieres have included Kagel’s Entführung im Konzertsaal (Kidnapping in the Concert Hall), Guarnieri’s Medea, Mosca’s Signor Goldoni and Ambrosini’s Il killer di parole (The Killer of Words).
With a seating capacity for over one thousand people, the Fenice boasts excellent acoustics (which were improved when the theatre was rebuilt after the devastating fire of 1996), a 98-member orchestra and 66-person opera chorus, a dedicated local audience and a large international following. The theatre is a leading creative venue, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent conductors from across the globe (including frequent collaborations with Myung-Whun Chung, Riccardo Chailly, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Temirkanov and Dmitrij Kitajenko), the full cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler, a contemporary repertoire focused especially on Venetian artists such as Nono and Maderna, ballets, and chamber music concerts.
The theatre is owned by the Municipality of Venice and managed by the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, a private body whose members include the State of Italy, the Veneto region, the Municipality of Venice and numerous public and private institutions. The foundation also runs a second theatre, the Teatro Malibran (formerly known as the Teatro di San Giovanni Grisostomo), which dates back to 1678.
The leadership of the Fondazione includes General Manager Cristiano Chiarot, Artistic Director Fortunato Ortombina, Principal Conductor Diego Matheuz and Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti.
from Tronchetto: line 2
toward Rialto bridge, St Mark and Lido
from Piazzale Roma and the Santa Lucia train station: line 1 or line 2
toward Rialto bridge, St Mark and Lido
stops: take line 1 to Rialto bridge, St Angel, St Samuel or St Mark (Vallaresso);
or take line 2 to Rialto bridge or St Mark (Vallaresso)
Alilaguna public transportation service from the Marco Polo airport - take the orange line to Rialto bridge or the blue line to St Mark (Vallaresso)
Parking: although you can drive to Venice, cars, bicycles and mopeds are not permitted in the city. You can leave your vehicle in one of the parking garages on Tronchetto or in Piazzale Roma:
La Fenice Opera House has two entrances:
- the stage door is for theatre staff and performers only and is manned by a doorman;
- the main entrance
The boxes, gallery and family circle can be reached via elevators
The theatre complies with all legal regulations regarding special needs accessibility.