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500 Years Commemoration Events Opening Ceremony

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500 Years Commemoration Events Opening Ceremony

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Basic Information

Location Venice, 30124 Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Date 2016/03/29 - 2016/03/29
Recurring Event:
Country Italy
City Venezia

Tourist Information

Free entry yes
Website http://www.veniceghetto500.org/cerimonia-inaugurale/?lang=en


The spectacular La Fenice Opera House will be opening its doors to exclusive guests including Jewish leaders from around the world for the official opening ceremony to this series of commemorative events. To the tunes of La Fenice Symphony Orchestra, the Venice Ghetto will reach the 500 year mark since its establishment. In collaboration with La Fenice, UCEi (Union of Italian Jewish Communities) and with the support of the World Jewish Congress and the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), this event will be used as a major platform to spread messages of peace.

General Information

In 1516, the Venice Ghetto was established. On March 29, 2016, this ghetto turns 500. There will be an opening ceremony on the day of the anniversary at Teatro La Fenice to officially mark the quincentennial. Attendees will be treated to a symphony orchestra concert, led by special guest conductor, Omer Wellber.

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