Prin. and extremely beautiful Venetian opera house. Opened 1792, destroyed by fire 1836, rebuilt 1837, restored 1854 and 1938. Again destroyed 1996, reopened 2003. Among operas f.p. there are L'Italiana in Algeri, Semiramide, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Ernani, Rigoletto, La traviata, Simon Boccanegra, The Rake's Progress, The Turn of the Screw, and The Fiery Angel.