Venice might be renowned for canals, gondoliers and ice-cream, but its opera house “Teatro La Fenice” is equally well known.
La Fenice — or the Phoenix — is aptly named. It burned down four decades after opening its doors in 1792, but was rebuilt and rose from the ashes a year later.
Then in 1996 it was once more destroyed by arson.
The new season at La Fenice began with Manon Lescaut, an opera in four acts by Puccini.