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Teatro la Fenice

Teatro La Fenice ("The Phoenix") is an opera house in Venice. It’s one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre as well as those in Europe. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel cantoera composers—Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi were performed. Its name reflects its role in permitting an opera company to rise from the ashes despite losing the use of 3 theatres to fire, the first in 1774 after the city's leading house was destroyed and rebuilt but not opened until 1792; the second fire came in 1836, but rebuilding was completed within a year.