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PreviousJuly 2023

Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Venice's breathtaking Palazzo Ca' Sagredo for the celebrative Maria Callas’ concert set to awake your passion for classical music.


In the centenary of the birth of Maria Callas, the Venice Opera pays homage to this great artist in the most significant places that marked her presence in Venice.

It was here that Callas interpreted Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, on the occasion of the centenary of the first performance at La Fenice Theatre.

The Homage to Callas proposed by the Venice Opera cast will take place at Ca' Sagredo, one of the most significant architectural expressions of the 'City of Beauty' par excellence.


The concert will be held in the marvellous Sala della Musica, surrounded by the majestic walls frescoed by Gaspare Diziani and Giambattista Tiepolo.


The program includes the performance of the main arias from La Traviata, followed by some of the most famous Puccini roles performed by Callas. The two sopranos and the tenor will be accompanied throughout the evening by the ensemble Venice Opera Concert. The first part will last approximately 45 minutes and will allow the audience to listen to Traviata Highlights. In the second part, arias from Puccini, Bizet, Cilea, Bellini will be performed, representing some of Callas's preferred roles.


During the intermission all present will be able to enter the 'Portego' hall and admire the view of the Grand Canal, while tasting the Venetian sweet 'Cadeu' dedicated to Maria Callas.


Give and treat yourself to 'A Callas Experience', an exclusive event of Venice Opera Concert.

Program and cast

PROGRAM EXTRACT (timing 1h40’)

Verdi, Giuseppe - Traviata highlights

Bizet, Georges - Carmen: “Preludio e Habanera”

Puccini, Giacomo - Tosca: “Vissi d’arte”

Puccini, Giacomo - Gianni Schicchi: “O Mio babbino caro”

Puccini, Giacomo - La Bohème: “Quando me’n vo”

Cilea, Francesco - Adriana Lecouvrer: “Io son l’umile ancella”

Bellini, Vincenzo - Norma: “Casta Diva”




Simonetta Baldin         soprano

Stefania Miotto            soprano

Enrico Pertile              tenore

Matteo Mignolli            flute

Elisa Saglia                 violin

Fabrizio Castania        viola

Cristiano Zanellato      piano



VIP Category includes:

- visit to Ca’ Sagredo Fresco rooms with guide (during the break)

- an “intermezzo” tasting the Venetian sweet 'Cadeau' dedicated to Maria Callas.

- concert booklet


GOLD Package includes:

- all VIP Category services

Photo gallery

Palace Ca' Sagredo Venice

The Ca' Sagredo is a 14th-century Byzantine-Gothic style palace located on the corner of the Strada Nuova and Campo Santa Sofia, in the sestiere of Cannaregio in central Venice, Italy. It now faces the Grand Canal (Venice), and across the campo from the Ca' Foscari.

Piano Nobile Rooms - Where the performance is held:

Much of the detachable interior decoration of the palace was sold over the past two centuries. The vast collection of paintings, drawings, and books accumulated by Zaccaria Sagredo, who had been an avid collector of art and a patron of Tiepolo and Piazzetta, was sold over the subsequent centuries.

However, many of the large salons retain their works. For instance, the Sala Del Doge, which once had a portrait of Doge Nicolò Sagredo, features a Nicolò Bambini ceiling painting: La Sconfitta dei Vizi (The Defeat of Vices), depicting Apollo outshining the demigods of darkness.

The Portego is a broad salon which runs along the whole first floor connecting the Grand Canal façade to the land-side of the building. The Portego's Canal-side features four ogival windows with a small quatrefoil window above, typical of the Byzantine Gothic architectural style in Venice. At one time, this room held over a hundred paintings collected by Zaccaria, stacked in rows. By 1780 these paintings were replaced with large canvases by Andrea Urbani, depicting Capricci with hunting scenes and allegorical figures above the doors.

Other rooms include a two story library; the Sala Amigoni, frescoed by Jacopo Amigoni; the Casino Dei Sagredo, decorated by the stucco artists Carpoforo Mazzetti and Abbondio Stazio in 1718; and the Music Ballroom, with frescoes attributed to Gaspare Diziani. Again the topic seems to relate to Apollo.

By Didier Descouens - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15794062
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