I teatri a Venezia nel 1868
In 1868 the theatrical context in Venice was affected by local abut also statal economic situation, due by the development of the new Italian State, formed after the Peace of Vienna that, signed on 23 October 1866, marked the end of the Third War of Independence and the annexation of Venice to the unitary state. Venice therefore became less important for theatrical production, and the city was no longer among the capitals of theatre and music, as it could have been considered until in the first half of 19th century. A new trend throughout Europe was moreover the ‘grand opera’, while in Venice the dominant show was still the traditional musical opera, in addition to opera and ‘opera buffa’, created by great Italian composers. The theatres active in 1868 in the city are La Fenice, Teatro San Benedetto then called Rossini, Teatro Apollo, Teatro Malibran and Teatro San Samuele. Through the reviews of the Gazzetta di Venezia and documents such as sketches of the scene made by famous set designers, that interesting moment is reconstructed.