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1 04, 2014

Monteverdi – The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland

By | April 1st, 2014|Ulysses, Poetry and Music|0 Comments

The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland is an opera set by Claudio Monteverdi to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1639–1640 carnival season.

7 12, 2013

Introduction (Danish)

By | December 7th, 2013|Danese|0 Comments

Dante was twenty-one years old when the King of Denmark, Erik V Glipping, was mysteriously assassinated in his sleep.  Our poet does not seem to have had a clear idea of the geographical location and the political life of Denmark in his day, being a country which is not mentioned in any of his works.  Yet some vague news about that country and, in particular, that mysterious regicide, must have reached him, as one may infer indirectly from the fact that he included amongst the [...]

24 07, 2013

GEORGIAN – Malkhaz Bakhbakhashvili

By | July 24th, 2013|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Malkhaz Bakhbakhashvili was born in 1965 in Telavi, Georgia, is married and has two daughters. He lives in Italy, in Trieste, but often returns to Georgia.

21 07, 2013

Bolognese – Veronesi

By | July 21st, 2013|Translations|0 Comments

The verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into Bolognese by Giulio Veronesi

18 07, 2013

Croato – Kombol

By | July 18th, 2013|Translations|0 Comments

Verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into Croatian by Mihovil Kombol

15 07, 2013

Alessandra Coronica

By | July 15th, 2013|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Alessandra Coronica is a young Italian actress who lives in Rome and was trained at the Centro Formazione Attori (Central Training School for Actors) run by Igor Grčko.

11 07, 2013

Georgiano – Gamsachurdia

By | July 11th, 2013|Translations|0 Comments

The verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into Georgian by Konstantin Gamsachurdia

10 07, 2013

Matilde Pierro Donnarumma

By | July 10th, 2013|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Matilde Pierro Donnarumma was born in Naples in 1923 and is the great-niece of the editor Luigi Pierro, the owner of a prestigious Neapolitan publishing house which was operating during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth.  The idea of translating the Divine Comedy into the Neapolitan vernacular came to her while she was still at the Vittorio Emanuele III high school for classical studies, thanks to her former Italian teacher who, besides frequently extolling the renown of [...]

5 07, 2013

Barbara Fässler

By | July 5th, 2013|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Barbara Fässler is a Swiss artist who was born in Zurich in 1963 and who lives in Milan and Zurich.  She is a teacher of visual arts, design and art history in the Swiss School in Milan.  She graduated in contemporary art in the Villa Arson in Nice (Ecole Pilote Internationale d’Art et de Recherche – International Start-up School for Art and Research), where she took the DNSEP (“National Higher Diploma for Plastic Art”) as well as graduating in theoretical philosophy at the State University [...]

4 07, 2013

Napoletano – Donnarumma

By | July 4th, 2013|Translations|0 Comments

Verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into Neapolitan by Matilde Pierro Donnarumma