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Flooding Venice

GIUSEPPE PENNISI reviews the first performance
of Filippo Perocco's opera 'Aquagranda'


On 4 November 2016, the Venice Teatro La Fenice inaugurated the 2016-17 season with a world premiere on the very date of the fiftieth anniversary of a major flood which devastated several areas of Italy. In the international memory, the flood caused most damage in Florence, where the world-renowned Uffizi Museum was full of mud. Several islands of the Venice archipelago were badly hit. Most severely hurt was Pellestrina, now a well appreciated resort with an important polo club, but then inhabited only by three thousand fishermen including their families; almost all of them had to be evacuated...

Copyright © 10 November 2016 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy





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