Opening Ceremony

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Saturday, May 26 – Hall Leptis Magna  16:00 – 17:30

Schola Cantorum, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rome and with the Department of Education and Scholastic Policies, Youth and the Family, has established a didactic path that allows children to learn the art of singing together. The activities of the children are varied and stimulating. They participate in many performances and learn a broad repertoire that ranges from ‘art’ music to folk, opera and musicals. They also collaborate with the Opera Theatre of Rome Foundation.

Welcome Greetings:

  • Prof. Kai von Klitzing, President of WAIMH
  • His Excellency Angelo De Donatis (invited), General of the Diocese of Rome, Vicar General of His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Hon. Nicola Zingaretti, President of Lazio (Latium region)
  • Dr. Onorio Rebecchini, President of Roma Convention Bureau, on behalf of the Tourism Department of Roma Capitale
  • Prof. Giampaolo Nicolais President of AISMI, Italian Association for Infant Mental Health
  • Prof. Massimo Ammaniti, Chair of the Organising Committee
  • Prof Vincenzo Guidetti, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Sapienza University
  • Prof. Renata Tambelli, Director of the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University
  • Prof. Kajia Puura, Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee