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Manin, Tommaseo and the Republic of Venice in 1848-49
22 March 2012

In 1848, after two months' imprisonment, Manin and Tommaseo were set free by Austrian popular acclaim and, on 17 March, they were carried in triumph onto St. Mark's Square, marking the beginning of the Venetian revolution days which culminated on 22 March with the proclamation of the Repubblic. Almost thirty years later, (1876) Napoleone Nani recalled the scene on a large canvas exposed at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, “Daniele Manin e Niccolò Tommaseo liberati dal carcere e portati in trionfo in piazza San Marco”. On the occasion of the final celebrations for the 150° anniversary of the Italian Unification the canvas will be temporary entrusted to La Fenice Theatre in its Sale Apollinee. La Fenice is the most suitable place to keep it, as it was one of the Venetian Renaissance sites which was animated by the patriotic allusions of Giuseppe Verdi's pieces. On Thursday 22 March 2012, at 5 pm, in the Sale Apollinee, Fondazione La Fenice Theatre and Fondazione Querini Stampalia will be organizing the event Manin, Tommaseo and the Republic of Venice in 1848-49. Cristiano Chiarot, Superintendent of La Fenice Theatre and Marino Cortese, Fondazione Querini Stampalia's President, will be introducing and opening the discussion. Historian Mario Isnenghi and the curator of the Querini Stampalia Museum, Babet Trevisan, will be speaking. The moderator will be Domenico Cardone, Director of the Historical Archives of La Fenice Theatre and curator of the audiovisual material “L&requo;insurrezione del 1848”, which will be shown during the meeting.

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