The Barber of Seville
Taking place throughout September and October, we have Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera in two acts, part of the cycle Musica a Palazzo, at the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto in the heart of the city right on the Grand Canal. The extraordinarily talented ensemble making up the Musica a Palazzo will play each act in a different room including the Sala Tiepolo.
Musica a Palazzo – 22nd September – 8th October – 20:30pm
The Four Seasons
Also running throughout the entire season is Antonio Vivaldi’s four concerts for violin and strings representing scenes of nature in music inspired by each season of the year. The musicians wear Baroque-style dresses created from original 18th century Venetian designs.
Scuola Grande di San Teodoro – September/October/November – 20:30
Just outside of Venice in Pordenone is Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the Annual silent film festival. Taking place over a period of one week, Europe’s most prestigious silent movie festival includes an international forum of of musicians accompanying the films. Highlights include Charlie Chaplin’s directorial feature debut, The Kid (1921) and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger, a Story of the London Fog (1927). Other highlights include The Origins of European Slapstick and Nasty Women.
Centro Studi, Pordenone - October 4th-11th
Festa del Mosto
Each year on the first Sunday of October the Festa del Mosto is held on the island of Sant’Erasmo in the Venetian Lagoon east of Venice’s main island. The ‘Party of the Must’ begins with the blessing of the festively decorated farm carts and continues throughout the day with activities for children, the mixed rowing regatta, the exhibition-food market, street performers, wine crushing and tasting, parades, concerts, and much more…
Island of Sant’Erasmo – Sunday October 6th
Whether you are participating or a mere spectator, the Venice Marathon has been a fun day out since it was established in 1986. Seven thousand enthusiasts will begin at Stra, and make their way through St Mark’s Square and across fourteen bridges before heading to the Grand Canal and Riva Sette Martiri.
Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa
This exhibition celebrates the 30-year Venetian life of Peggy Guggenheim from 1948 to 1979. This is just one part of a larger programme of events organised by the museum to commemorate both the anniversaries of the seventy years since she moved to Venice and the forty years since her death. More than sixty works will be exhibited by both famous and lesser known artists including paintings and sculptures acquired during that period.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Dorsoduro, 701-704 – September 21st-January 27th