Teatro Goldoni – Venice
The Carlo Goldoni theatre is the most ancient existing and active theater in Venice, and the fourth most ancient in the whole history of the floating city. It was built by the rich family Vendramin in 1622 and its fortune is due mainly to the impresario Gaspare Torelli, who was also author of librettos, set and costume designer. When La Fenice burned in 1836, the Vendramin Theater became the most important in the town, hosting the Carnival season. Thus, this venue saw the absolute premiere of masterworks as Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei.
The importance of this theater for the Venetian population is witnessed by the strong opposition raised against the proposal to turn it into a movie theater, as happened to many similar historical stages: e.g. Teatro Rossini (former San Benedetto) and Teatro Malibran (former San Giovanni Grisostomo). Also for Coin du Roi this place is symbolical, as it is the last surviving theatre that documents the golden era of Venetian opera.
Upcoming events at Teatro Goldoni:
- No scheduled events
S. Marco, 4650/ B
30124 Venezia, VE