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Fabled opera house rebuilt in Venice

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From the ashes, La Fenice returns

Fabled opera house rebuilt in Venice

By Daniela Petroff, Associated Press, 12/15/2003

VENICE -- Seven years after its beloved opera house burned down, Venice threw itself a party yesterday to celebrate the rebirth of La Fenice with a gala concert that drew the president, European royalty, and Italy's glitterati.

To Venetians and opera lovers throughout the world, the 18th century theater represents the soul of this unique lagoon city,... Boston Globe/ AP story

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The arts add so much to a city, yet they are so often either ignored or misunderstood hree in the states.

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