Gran Teatro La Fenice

By: Romanelli, Giandomenico; Pugliese, Giuseppe; Sasportes, Jose; Veroli, Patrizia

Price: $22.08

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: New in Very Good dust jacket

This opera house was built for the city of Venice under the architectural guidance of Giannantonio Selva. It opened on May 17, 1792 under the name La Fenice - the phoenix. As optimistic a name it may have been, it was to bode ill for the Gran Teatro. In the night from December 12 - 13, 1836 the interior of the opera house was completely gutted by fire. In less than a year, La Fenice had risen from the ashes once again to become a leading institution in the world of music for more than a century and a half. Then, in 1996, during the nights of January 29-30, catastrophe struck once more and, within a short time, La Fenice was all but razed. This publication charts two centuries of musical history at the Gran Teatro La Fenice, from the great operas of the nineteenth century to contemporary music and modern dance, from Rossini and Verdi to Ligeti and Pina Bausch. It is the first complete chronicle of all the operas, concerts and festivals held at the Gran Teatro, and also includes a detailed architectural history, with many illustrations plans, sketches and period engravings. It pays homage not only to the past, but above all to the spirit of hope infusing the current reconstruction on what is surely one of the world's most beautiful opera houses. Printed on heavy paper. The book and jacket are new, but due to the weight the jacket has sustained a few tears. There is a small fold with two tiny tears at the bottom back; a 1" tear at the spine top, and the corners are lightly worn. In a protective cover, this book is over 5 1/2 lbs.; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

Title: Gran Teatro La Fenice

Author: Romanelli, Giandomenico; Pugliese, Giuseppe; Sasportes, Jose; Veroli, Patrizia

Illustrator: Illustrated by Arici, Graziano

Categories: History,

Publisher: Hohenzollernring, Koln, Evergreen: 1999

ISBN: 3822870625

ISBN 13: 9783822870624

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 002507