A journey through the history of Music in Venice will take you to the area of the city where the Venetian celebrated musician Antonio Vivaldi was born. This private guided tour will take you to see the Church where Venetian composer of the Four Seasons was baptized, and the most popular stage for his concerts, the Ospedale of Santa Maria della Pietà, a home for foundlings.
The Pietà specialized in the musical training of its female wards, and those with musical aptitude were assigned to its excellent choir and orchestra, whose much-praised perfomances assisted the institution’s quest for donations and legacies. Here Vivaldi was the chorus-master and violin teacher, and composed some of his greatest concerti. The fame of these concerts increased so much that attending la Pieta became very fashionable.
Music in Venice tour will take you then to one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre is La Fenice Opera House.
But the name given to the theatre was probably fatal.
Built in 1792, Venice Opera House was destroyed by a fire twice: in December 1836, and one more time few years ago, on January 29th 1996.
After long investigations, which proved how this last fire was set off intentionally, the opera house was eventually rebuilt as a perfect replica of the lost one, and our visit will make us retracing the ups and downs of this historical sanctuary of the “bel canto”, while breathing the atmosphere of a stage that saw the passionate performances of opera stars like Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti.
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF MUSIC IN VENICE PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified tour guide
- admission to the Fenice Opera House