New Year’s Concert
When it comes to meeting the New Year in style, a stellar classical performance is always an excellent choice. Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice once again hosts the most popular New Year’s Concert in Italy, and its rich programme of instrumental music and famous opera arias is guaranteed to please. La Fenice’s Choir and Orchestra, along with solo singers, deliver one choice classic after the other and create an inimitable celebratory atmosphere. Over the years, this New Year’s Concert has become an Italian institution. The 1 January performance is regularly broadcast on television and radio. If you have already made plans for New Year’s Day, you can still enjoy Gran Teatro La Fenice’s festive concert on 29, 30 or 31 December.
The New Year’s Concert (or Concerto di Capodanno in Italian) typically takes a two-part form. In the first half, the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice presents a selection of instrumental works from the vast European classical catalogue. Part two then brings in the magic of human voices where La Fenice’s choir and soloists join the orchestra to shower you with the most wonderful opera arias and duets in the repertoire. Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti make regular appearances on the celebratory concert’s bill. Their emotional and uplifting music feels in its rightful place on the stage of Gran Teatro La Fenice, an opera house that has hosted the premieres of many classic operas in its remarkable history that spans over two centuries.
In this outstanding setting, you can start the New Year with joy and excitement as La Fenice’s musicians and singers invite you to raise a glass to love and good times with Verdi’s immortal brindisi ‘Libiamo ne’ lieti calici’ from La Traviata, a show-stopping number that traditionally serves as the concert’s finale. If you are planning to greet the New Year in the City of Love, Concerto di Capodanno in Venice is the way to go!