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27 06, 2016

ENGLISH – Emma Clare O’Connor

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Emma Clare O’Connor was born in Seattle in 1993 and is a New York based actor. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused in acting and studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy in London. She was most recently in a short film that premiered at the Museum of Moving Images in Queens, New York. Her website is www.emmaclareoconnor.com. ------- Emma O’Connor has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (Hell, Canto V, 88-142) in the [...]

26 05, 2016

Mandelbaum’s Francesca and the American translations of the Divine Comedy

By |2019-12-11T22:24:36+01:00May 26th, 2016|Approfondimenti, News of the mounth|0 Comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Portland, ME, 1807 – Cambridge, MA, 1882), the well known American poet, was the first American translator of Dante's Divine Comedy. The first edition of his work was published at Boston in 1867...

14 04, 2016

FRIULIAN – Alessandra Kersevan

By |2019-12-11T22:24:46+01:00April 14th, 2016|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

  Alessandra Kersevan was born in 1950 into a working class family in Monfalcone, Italy, the third of four children. From her earliest childhood she breathed the ideals of justice and equality from the labourers in the city’s workplaces, and still feels herself bound to them to this day. She graduated in philosophy in 1974 with a thesis on contemporary history and the multiethnic atmosphere of her region also aroused her enthusiasm for less widely known languages; she devoted herself to the study and practice [...]

10 11, 2015

RUSSIAN – Anastasia Vilkova

By |2019-12-11T22:24:54+01:00November 10th, 2015|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Anastasia Vilkova was born in Astrakhan, one of the principal cities in the south of European Russia on the Volga river. She completed her studies at the Faculty of Modern Letters in the University of Astrakhan where she specialised in linguistic history with particular emphasis on old Russian. Currently she is in charge of editing a newspaper for young men to whom she is teaching journalism in a workshop for art and culture which has been expressly dedicated to them. ooOoo Anastasia Vilkova has lent [...]

7 06, 2015

LITHUANIAN – Dalia Pileckienė

By |2019-12-11T22:25:08+01:00June 7th, 2015|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Dalia Pileckienė was born in Telšiai, Lithuania, and now lives in the city of Trakai, one of the most beautiful towns in the country, in a region full of lakes.  The lake facing Trakai is marked by an island from which a fourteenth century castle rises.  We show a picture of it on this page. Dalia is married and has two daughters.  She took her degree in the engineering management of restaurants and cafes and, in 1988, in commercial administration, at the Technological University of [...]

15 05, 2015

KOREAN – Susanna Kwon

By |2019-12-11T22:25:09+01:00May 15th, 2015|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Susanna Kwon (Kwon Soo-Jung), a soprano, took her degree at the Seoul Music University and since 1995 has lived in Italy where she has come to maturity with C. Castellani, R. O. Malaspina, N. Palacios, R. Kabaivanska and G. Scalchi.  The winner of international competitions, continually busy on the concert platform, she has made recordings for the Dynamic and Philharmonia studios. In 2001 she made her debut on the opera stage.  In 2002 she was inter alia the guest of the opera gala A Rose [...]