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Musica in Maschera

Venice


Top Review:
Good Singing - Excellent musicians, beautiful voices, impressive masks, poor ballet. It is a dance but has nothing to do with ballet. In general nice... See all reviews »

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Languages

Operas are typically performed in their original language with Italian subtitles. Get the full story before the opera! Select Italy offers a variety of libretti in English to complement your opera tickets.

Dress Code

Dress nicely for Italian musical events. You may be turned away if you are dressed too casually. Opening night opera performances require a full dark suit for men, an elegant dress for ladies.

Duration

Operas, ballets and concerts can run anywhere from 1.5 to 3+ hours. Consider your evening transportation options for returning to your hotel. Some trains or public transportation may not be available after 10:30 pm.

Disability

Some theaters may be equipped for those with disabilities. Please contact Select Italy for further details.

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  • Good Singing Isaak (Marlboro, NJ - NJ USA)

    Excellent musicians, beautiful voices, impressive masks, poor ballet. It is a dance but has nothing to do with ballet. In general nice performance.

  • Small but great Jessie (Monument, CO - CO United States)

    It is located in an old church, which makes the Opera seem quite creepy, but we really enjoyed the performance. The male tenor was particularly a fantastic and committed singer. We really enjoyed our evening.

  • One of the highlights of our stay in Venice Kenneth Bodek (Gibsonia, PA - PA United States)

    We had the great pleasure to attend the Musica in Maschera on the evening of June 14, 2011. Adjacent to the large Campo (square)Santa Margherita, the performances are located in the beautiful Scuola Grande dei Camini--a 17th C. confraternity hall dedicated to the Virgin of St. Carmel. The acoustics were splendid. It is a relatively small space and as a result it was a very intimate setting to experience the talents of accomplished performers who, at times, were within arms-reach of the audience. In particular, the baritone's voice was amazing; the audience couldn't get enough. The program included arias composed by Puccini, Rossini and Verdi among others. The costumes and Venetian masks further added a visual treat. You don't have to know anything about opera to enjoy this. It definitely adds to the romance of spending an evening in Venice. Located in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, the nearby campo is frequented by university students and surrounded by restaurant/bars (open late) so you can have something to eat/drink before or after the performances. It was a very nice evening.

  • A Night of Music in Venice Susan (Delray Beach, FL - FL United States)

    Enjoyable evening listening to beloved arias.

  • Bravo! Lisa (Washington, DC - DC United States)

    This opera was a highlight of my trip. It was truly amazing. The location and performance were a perfect match for a wonderful evening.

About the Theater

Experience art, music, dance and history with Musica in Maschera! Extraordinary period costumes, beautifully choreographed scenes and wonderful lighting will carry you to the enchanting world of Italian artistry. The concerts take place at the wonderful Scuola Grande dei Carmini, a museum dedicated to the artist Tiepolo, and also the last of the eight Scuole Grandi remaining in Venice at the time of the fall of the republic. Situated in Campo S. Margherita, near Ca' Rezzonico on the Grand Canal, the Scuola was founded in 1598 as a laical confraternity. The internal halls of the Scuola maintain the original ancient furnishings, important frescoes, oil paintings and wooden carvings. In the main hall you will find Tiepolo's famous nine canvases about the spiritual virtues. The intimate beauty of this venue will amaze you with perfect acoustics and a magical atmosphere.