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News from the Members

News from the Wagner Society of Venice
Cancellation of annual Wagner tribute concert and completion of restoration of the busts of Wagner and Verdi in the Biennale Gardens
Due to the prolonged health emergency, the Richard Wagner Association in Venice announces with regret that, for the first time since 1995, the annual concert - "Tribute to Richard Wagner" - in memory of the great composer 138 years after his death in Venice on 13.02.1883, will not take place this year.

The ARWV would also like to take this opportunity to inform all its members and friends that the restoration of the busts of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in the Giardini della Biennale (which were vandalised in 2013), in collaboration with the Venice City Council and the Fine Arts Department, and with the support of the Richard Wagner International Foundation in Venice, is nearing completion. The inauguration and return of the duly restored monuments to the City of Venice and to the world is scheduled for spring 2021.