Everyday women are hurt, killed, raped, gashed, by their so called husbands, boyfriends, and friends.

And everyday news about these events are given through all kinds of media. Thus the Teatro la Fenice, launched the initiative “Effetto Carmen” inspired by the Opera Carmen, at La Fenice until October 26th , which has immediately found the collaboration of Consorzio Promovetro.

The Murano glass companies, bearer of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, realized a Murano Glass red and gold heart, which will be donated to the soprano Veronica Simeoni, during the public reading Da Donna a Donna, on Friday 20th September, from 3.30 to 6.00, in Campo San Fantin,


The heart, created using the traditional Murano glass techniques, will bear the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark.


During this occasion the soprano will symbolise all women and Promovetro will give them a red heart, the heart of women, a symbol of their love, which is very often betrayed and a symbol of their values. It also represents something fragile, as fragile are their lives, too often interrupted by men’s brutality.


The event will be coordinated by Simona Marchini,  actress famous for her civil and cultural commitment.

The public reading will begin with some pages taken from Questo non è Amore, by La27ora with statements collected by Guisi Fasano. Poetry by authors from Saffo to Anna Banti, from Marguerite Duras to Mary McCarthy will be read.

All institutions, associations, and foundations which are taking part to the project EFFETTO CARMEN will also be present.

 The event is open to everyone.

 The intended message is about the freedom of women, against any violence, and each one is invited to send a message, a letter, a tweet, or a post to the Theatre. The best message received before the 21st of October, will be awarded with two tickets for Carmen and a night in Venice.


“We are glad to support this initiative – says Luciano Gambaro, president of Consorzio Promovetro. We thought about a heart, because we think of that as symbol of our craftsman tradition, a beating heart in spite of the crisis.

It is most of all a thought about the role of women in our society, without them men’s life would have no sense at all.