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Venice Opera House – Tickets for La Fenice and Venice Theaters

The history of the Malibran theater

The Malibran Opera Theater, formerly known as San Giovanni Grisostomo Theater, is one of oldest and most beautiful theatersvery Venice. Ithe summer inauguratedé in 1678 during the carnival.

Until the end of the 17th century, the theater was considered to be the biggest, the most beautiful and the richest in Venice. And for good reason, it consists of five levels of thirty boxes and a large parterre furnished withages. Its decoration is very rich and continues to dazzle all those who discover it.

Moreover, theOpera Theater Malibran owes its name to the famous spanish singer Maria malibran. She already interpretedsummer ” The Sonnambula “of Vincenzo Belliniin in 1835. It was in fact, seeing the poor state of the theater that she decided to give up her cachet. All to help sarinnovation. So in 1837, the theater was therefore nameé in his honor.

Pendant World War I, the Malibran theater was solidifyé for security reasons. He did not resume his activity until 1919. Then, with the growing popularity of cinematography, he lost his spectators. This is why it was converted to cinema.

more andm 1992, I‘old building was to buyé by the Municipality of Venice. And since then, the former glory of theaterbe Malibran a somehow reappeared.

During the renovation works of La Fenice in 1996, (destroyed by arson), the shows were performed at the Malibran theater.

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