A Brief History of La Fenice, Venice’s Opera House

by Helmut Eder

Few structures around the world are as aptly named as the opera house in Venice, Italy. Teatro La Fenice (“The Phoenix Theater”) was named in honor of the mythological bird that rises anew from its own ashes. The building has managed to overcome a history of destruction by fire to emerge as one of the world’s most treasured venues for opera.

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