Venice Opera Break

A must see when visiting Venice, Teatro La Fenice is one of the most famous and notorious venues in the history of theatre in Italy. Home to some of the finest operatic premieres from greats such as Verdi, Rossini and Bellini you will not want to miss this. We have listed a few performances below but do contact our Italy Experts for more information and details. 

Opera Dates

The 2023-2024 opera programme takes place on the following days:

12th, 14th, 17th, 20th and 23rd April 2024  Mefistofele | Arrigo Boito 
16th May to 19th May 2024, 21st May to 25th May 2024  Don Giovanni | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 30th June 2024  Ariadne auf Naxos | Richard Strauss 
30th August 2024, 3rd, 8th, 14th and 18th Septmber 2024 Turandot | Giacomo Puccini 
13th, 15th, 17th, 19th and 22nd September 2024  DIPTHYCH: The illuminated factory & Erwartung | Luigi Nono & Arnold Schönberg 

At a glance

  • La Fenice opera
  • Venice - 3 nights

For more information, call our Italy Experts on:

4 days from £695 per person

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK – Venice
Fly into Marco Polo International Airport and get your first glimpse of the floating city from a water taxi which will take you to your hotel. Then head to the Piazza San Marco, the vibrant main square, which is a perfect spot to see some of the most famous landmarks in Venice. The Campanile (bell tower) and the Torre dell'Orologio (clock tower) overlook the square, while tourists flock to the sculptures and mosaics found in St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. The area around St Mark's Square is teeming with restaurants.
Day 2 : A night at the opera
Today is for exploring the city on foot, stop to rest your feet for a caffè at a coffee shop or two throughout the day. This evening, you head for the opera. This year, Le Fenice is showing operas by famous composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Vivaldi.Performances start around 7pm or 8pm and we recommend booking seats in the stalls to make sure you’re comfortable for the long performances.
Day 3 : Venice
After a night at the opera, there is another full day to explore Venice. Your last full day in Venice is the perfect time to explore some of the famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon. A boat will take you to Murano, famous for glass blowing and housing Venice’s glass factories. Tour a factory, watch a glass blowing demonstration and admire the distinctive ornaments and jewellery on display.

The picturesque island of Burano is next, with its colourful fishing cottages and boats. You may even catch some of the villagers sitting in the sun making some of Burano’s famous lace. Last stop is Torcello, an island with few inhabitants and a magnificent cathedral, the Basilica dei Santa Maria Assunta, in which you’ll find some impressive mosaics.   
Day 4 : Venice – UK
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