This page is offered by visitvenice.co.uk, owners of beautiful apartment rentals in Venice, Italy, as a general overview guide to film and concerts that you can enjoy while staying in Venice.
La Fenice opera company
Now restored to its historic home, La Fenice presents a packed programme of opera, ballet, symphony and choral concerts (and in winter, marvellous free recitals by world music performers). These take place at the main Fenice theatre, the Teatro Malibran (a wonderful 18th century theatre) and the Fondazione Cini on San Giorgio Maggiore. Check out the full programme and online booking facilities, or go to the independent Operabase site for an English-language calendar.
Chamber music in Venice
Rule 1 of chamber music in Venice is to avoid buying tickets from people dressed up in silly Vivaldi costumes – after the concert, neither your eyes nor your ears will forgive you … That said, you can confidently sample La Societa Veneziana di Concerti , which organises seasons of chamber music by world-class visiting performers and vocalists, often at the restored Teatro Malibran, and always in sensible clothes. (Don’t let the amateur appearance of their web site mislead you …) Or go to the festival of baroque music at the extraordinary Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where you can be transported by the music among acres of Tintoretto’s paintings …