6 February 2016 20:00to7 February 2016 01:00

Ridotto Hall, hotel Monaco

Saturday 6 February at 8 p.m.

In the Hall of the Ridotto, heart of the extravagant carnivals of the 18th century where nobles, gamblers and adventurers such as Giacomo Casanova were regular, it will take place the most elegant party of the Carnival of Venice, which brings back to life the Venetian tradition for theatre and the carnival tradition for amusement and dancing. The evening begins with a theatre music performance in English, “Carnival Dream”, with masks, singers and a classical orchestra, then it continues with period group dances led by the Dance Master to the tune of the orchestra “Offerta Musicale”. When the guests arrive they will enjoy a cocktail and then the dinner will be served to their tables in the Ridotto Hall. The five-course menu is created by the hotel Monaco’s chef and the wine is included in the price.


The music theatre play, performed in English, has been updated for this year carnival and it’s inspired by adventures of a Venetian charmer who tries to win the heart of two women. It is rappresented by the Teatro 7 directed by Fabio Momo, in collaboration with the orchestra Offerta Musicale, Padova Danza ballet and with the original costumes of the Atelier Tiepolo.


The palace of the noble Dandolo was the first place to accomodate the “Ridotto”, public gaming rooms from 1638 till 1774. It used to be open during Carnival, which lasted several months, and during that time Giacomo Casanova considered the Ridotto as the stage setting and backdrop for his conquests. Now the hall belongs to the hotel Monaco & Grand Canal.

Venice Carnival - Carnival Dream - Grand Ball - Feb2014
Dress Code: period costume

If you don’t have a costume you can rent one at the Atelier Tiepolo
(open every day during carnival inside the hotel Danieli in Riva degli Schiavoni)

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