CARMEN SYLVA 180: Celebrating the Queen-Poetess Elisabeth zu Wied

In the enchanting setting of Palazzo Albrizzi Capello, Venice, on October 14, 2023, the Italo-German Cultural Association will commemorate the 180th birthday of Carmen Sylva, better known as Elisabeth zu Wied, the Queen of Romania. This extraordinary figure in European cultural history was not only a monarch but also a passionate musician, writer, and visionary liberal.

Music Above State Affairs: The Musical Queen

Elisabeth zu Wied, the wife of King Carol I of Romania, always prioritized her passion for music, excelling as an organist, pianist, and singer. This celebration evening reflects her love for music with a recital of Lieder composed by George Enescu, inspired by the poetic texts of Carmen Sylva.

The Queen-Poetess: A Unique Artistic Heritage

Beyond her affinity for music, Elisabeth zu Wied demonstrated remarkable artistic talents in writing, specializing in poetry and folklore. Her artistic legacy is a tribute to her creativity and her passion for the arts.

A Progressive Vision Ahead of Her Time

Carmen Sylva was also a precursor of liberal thought and will be remembered as a republican avant la lettre. Her progressive vision has left a lasting imprint on European cultural history.

Carmen Silva 180 Event: A Memorable Tour

The Italo-German Cultural Association of Venice, in collaboration with the Romanian Ministry of Culture, the Association for Music, Art, and Culture of Bucharest, and the Romanian Institute of Humanistic Culture in Venice, has organized a tour dedicated to Carmen Sylva, with stops in Romania, Austria, and Germany, the places where she lived.

Details and Reservations

You can book tickets for this extraordinary evening until October 12, but hurry, as seats are limited. For more information and reservations, please contact Palazzo Albrizzi at +39 or via email at

Join us in celebrating the life and exceptional contribution of Carmen Sylva, the queen-poetess who has inspired generations with her passion for art and music. This event is a tribute to one of the most fascinating and influential figures in European history.

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CARMEN SYLVA 180: Celebrating the Queen-Poetess Elisabeth zu Wied


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