Concerts in Venice
A trip to Venice isn’t all Gondola rides and porcelain masks, although these are so uniquely Venetian, you won’t have any trouble spending your time on these. While some detractors say that Venice has no nightlife, it’s simply not true – although it does take a little effort to find.
Venice is filled with historic buildings and churches that are no longer inhabited, and to reclaim them, there are a series of concerts that can be enjoyed in these beautiful old buildings. Some of them aren’t cheap, but it’s definitely an experience to remember. Bring a picnic basket and a bottle of wine, as there are not likely to be refreshments available, as most of these concerts are put on by the musicians themselves. Look around for posters as you walk around the city for last minute offerings.
Musica a Palazzo – Every night in the Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto on the Grand Canal, there is a concert which is unusual in nature. The building is made up of small rooms, each housing a different musician. The audience is to move from room to room appreciating all there is to offer. This is highly recommended as you won’t find anything like this elsewhere. A steep price at €40, but the performances and the venue will be one to remember. http://www.musicapalazzo.com
Musica in Maschera – Held at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Maschera presents Opera and Ballet once or twice a week. Performed in masks and eighteenth century costume, this is one of the pure Venetian performances that you would have dreamed of when planning your vacation. Prices range from €25 to€ 40.http://www.musicainmaschera.it
Orchestra Opera di VeneziaM – Once or twice a week this company puts on Opera such as Cosi Fan Tutte or Il Barbiere di Siviglia all in traditional costume. Part of the experience is usually a guided tour of the building, in both English and Italian. http://www.veniceconcerts.com