We represent here the reading of Dante's verses on Ulysses done for Dantepoliglotta by Gianni Mantesi with Claudio Monteverdi's background symphony taken from the opera Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria ("The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland"). We pay homage to Gianni Mantesi, passed away in Milan on September 11th 2014: To see the web page of Gianni Mantesi. click here.
Jacqueline Risset, the highly acclaimed French poetess, lady of letters and Italian specialist, passed away in Rome on September 3rd 2014. Her translation of the Divine Comedy contributed enormously to making Dante known and loved in the French-speaking world. Her death is a serious loss. We of Dantepoliglotta wish to honour the memory of Jacqueline Risset and to express how grateful we are to her by republishing with special emphasis the web page below and by again presenting her reading of Dante’s verses about Francesca [...]