The Dogaressa Grand Ball. “The Elixir of Love” in homage to Gaetano Donizetti

6 February 2015 21:00to7 February 2015 02:00

The Dogaressa Grand Ball

“The Elixir of Love” in homage to Gaetano Donizetti


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gala Dinner & live entertainment.



 The Dogaressa Grand Ball takes place in the piano nobile of Palazzo Ca’ Pesaro Papafava, an authentic XVth century palace with an exclusive water entrance. Gothic windows overlook the alluring Misericordia canal. During the gala dinner, only candlelight and classical music illuminate the ancient rooms, whisking guests back to a time of enchantment.

In homage to the Dogaressa will be performed the most famous arias of the opera “The Elixir of Love” – a warm and inspired masterpiece cherished for its whimsical wit, endearing characters, beautiful arias, and intoxicating duets. This loveable comic opera written in a mere six weeks, was the most often performed opera in Italy and it has remained continually in the international opera repertory.

Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas.



21.15 Welcome cocktail with gondoliers and traditional Venetian music

21.45 Seated candlelight gala dinner with Venetian cuisine, wine included

Chocolate fountain and traditional Carnival sweets

23.00 Arias from Gaetano Donizetti ‘s “The Elixir of Love”

24.00 At Midnight, live music and dancing with closed bar


Dress Code: costume and mask. Tuxedo or tail coat with night gown and masks accepted


Cost: 350 € per person

After dinner: 125€ per person – from 11.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m


N.B. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program.


Our Atelier will be happy to assist you with costumes, masks and accessories.

Palazzo Ca’Pesaro Papafava – Calle Rachetta 3764 – Cannaregio, Venice.

The Palace is a 5-minute walk from Ca D’Oro vaporetto stop, or can be reached by its water door entrance which faces the Church of the Misericordia, allowing guests to arrive by gondola or taxi boat.


For further information, please contact Incentive Harmony:

Tel. +39 041.520.18.55 Tel. +39 348.359.18.18

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