I was taken here by a friend who had come upon it whilst strolling through Dorsoduro on her last visit to Venice ... not on the main tourist route ... in fact a world away ...a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in which which to admire the wonderful ceiling paintings and reflect on what Venice is really about.
The Scuola dei Carmini, located near the Campo Santa Marguerita, was easy to find in the Dorsoduro district. The draw was the opportunity to see 9 paintings by Tiepolo whose style of painting contrasts with the older Venetian artists. These paintings were found in the scuola's ceiling decor of the upper hall at the top of a balustraded staircase. Tiepolo's... 更多
Went to the above last night. What an embarrassment. Opera arias with ballet interludes. Worse than a school production. The musicians, particularly the cellist, were beyond terrible. Even the well known arias were almost unrecognisable. And to top it all, tickets were pushing £50 each. This is nothing more than a tourist trap that does not rely on repeat business.... 更多
Attended a operatic review of arias by various composers in the chapel of this facility recently. The performances were wonderful and the sound was excellent. Located in a quiet neighborhood, we felt secure at night after the concert as we returned to our lodging. If you see that a music event is occuring at this school, try to attend.
We attended the regular concert here which was a real hoot with lots of our favourite opera and ballet items. We enjoyed it very much in very relaxed surroundings. The Scuola is a beautiful setting; the musicians in their Venetian masks were excellent as were the singers and the dancer. We had been to Madam Butterfly at la Fenice, Rigaletto... 更多
The Scuola Grande dei Carmini is not as grand as Scuola Grande San Rocco: a more intimate affair but definitely one of the Venetian Scuole Grandi well worth a visit. The Scuola Grande dei Carmini is situated in the sestriere of Dorsoduro near the very popular Campo Santa Margherita where many young people congregate in the evening. Founded and to... 更多
I am surprised that more ratings refer to the events in the Scuola than to the Scuola itself. Although it seems that the Scuola deserves much better ratings than the events. The representative rooms of the scuola are upstairs. So I was first stunned by beautiful rococo staircase with gilded stucco. There are three rooms. The main one and the... 更多
This is a charming and well performed evening of favourite opera pieces interspersed with ballet, all in period costume. The venue is good but be aware that it does not have aircon so it is quite warm. The atmosphere is intimate and quite special. On the maps the School looks a bit of a walk but actually it is about... 更多
The hall is fantastic place for this. A stunning mixture of classical pieces all performers in period costumes and masks. Soprano, tenor and ballet dancer all were great performers. Most pieces were well known and it all added to a great evening out.
Wonderful show tonight with excellent tenor and soprano, and we thought the ballet dancer was also very good. Small group... 更多