How Venice’s Opera House Stays Afloat

How do they do it? Don’t opera houses lose money on every performance? Not necessarily. And La Fenice is taking advantage of something Venice has more of than almost any other Italian city. (No, not water.) The solution has critics saying that there is a danger of La Fenice becoming an operatic Disneyland, just like its unregulated tourism and excess of cruise ships are destroying the city in general. Opera buffs, preferring highly artistic stagings and top-notch singers, already tend to avoid Venice’s productions. Learn more here.

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