The Biennial starts again: Theatre Festival of Venice

Once again the Venice Biennale presents its extraordinary session dedicated to the Theatre.

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From February 20th to March 8th in fact, the 40th edition of Biennale Theatre will start, a really important event, which every year puts on display in Venice and Mestre some of the most beautiful Italian and foreign theatre operas.

In April, the Biennale Theatre will house the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award ceremony to Irene Papas, and it will be followed by the performances on stage at Teatro Goldoni and Teatro Toniolo.

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In addition, this year it was decided to let the whole event revolve around only a single artistic theme, the Mediterranean.

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The Venice Biennale, of course, is prestigious and nationally and internationally renowned, and the Biennale Theatre is surely one of the most important Theatre Festivals in Europe, this year discovered from a more spectacular side.

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The origins of this event date back to 1934, and in a manner of speaking, it is the last one born after the Festival of Music and Cinema, which is certainly the most important event for the city of Venice.

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Mainly thought with the idea to put on display the theatre classics set in Venice, the festival through the years enlarged subsequently its horizons, giving to Venice the image of the ideal stage for the greatest theatre actors, screenplay writers and directors from all over the world.

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The Biennale Theatre is waiting for you from 20th February to 8th March, in the middle of the Carnival celebrations. So, what are you waiting for? Venice in the next days will be the ideal destination for your week-ends.

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