Opened: 1734

Re-opened: 1792 & 1836   

Twice the Phoenix, La Fenice, has risen from the ashes of fires to regain its position as a leading venue for works by composers of every musical period. Verdi saw the first performances of many of his operas there.

Twenty-nine architectural plans were submitted for the re-building following the first fire.
Following the second fire in 1836 a nearby restaurant mounted a drive for community support in re-building the house. Only the exterior walls survived the fire.