Program of the evening

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Find your way to San Giovanni Evangelista, through the narrow streets of the San Polo district or by following the water canals that lead to the Scuola’s private garden entry. Having crossed the veil that allows you into the the mysterious realm of Gala Nocturna, you will be welcomed in a world filled with mesmerizing creatures, confronting you with the beauty of your inner darkness and guiding you on an extraordinary path that leads to ascension.

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Gala Nocturna’s opening reception (until 9:15 PM) will be supported by enchanting music brought to you live by Jo Quail, one of the most awe-inspiring and inventive cellists of our generation. Coupling extended cellistic techniques with looping technology, Jo creates elegiac soundscapes entirely live, with no pre-recorded elements. Whether eerily intimate or magnificently rich in layers and textures, Jo’s music will take you on a transcendent journey!

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After the opening reception, you will be guided up huge staircases, leading to the extraordinary “Salone San Giovanni”, where you will be served an exquisite multi-course dinner. The menu will be accompanied with a nice selection of high quality wines.

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The menu:

  • Scallops, guacamole, zucchini confit
  • Black ink and sea bass ravioli with yellow tomatoes from Vesuvius and marjoram
  • Veal fillet with black truffle sauce and extra virgin olive oil puree
  • Chocolate mousse with cocoa grains, soft fruits and fresh mint

The vegetarian menu:

  • Vegetable ratatouille
  • Black ink and mozzarella ravioli with yellow tomatoes from Vesuvius and marjoram
  • Vegetable millefeuille with basil and pine nut pesto sauce, tofu and nuts
  • Chocolate mousse with cocoa grains, soft fruits and fresh mint

Between the courses, several performances are scheduled to spice up your dinner experience. An ensemble of lively animated concubines will lure you into their world of magic and wonder. Expect a subtle combination of glamour, elegance and extravagance, blurring the barrier between what’s real and imaginary, ending with a spectacular finale.

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After dinner, the evening continues in the Sala delle Colonne, where you can join the creatures of the night who bathe and dance in the glory of ascension. DJ’s XLII and Noire Antidote will set the mood for Gala Nocturna’s party. DJ XLII has been with us for many years and knows perfectly how to bring our selection of dark romantic music. As of midnight, Noire Antidote will play a one hour live set, with dark and mystical tunes mixed in real time for your pleasure. Both DJ’s will keep you hooked until the end of the ball at 2 AM in the morning.

During the after dinner party, there will be an open bar with free drinks and Venetian sweets.

Upstairs, at the Oratory of the Cross, you will find an interactive photo and video corner which will show you your transcended self. Unlike a traditional photo corner, you are probably in for a surprise. Artistic photo prints will be available after the ball.

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