The voices of Francesca

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27 07, 2016

OCCITAN-PROVENÇAL – Rosella Pellerino

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I was born in 1972 and have always lived in Borgo San Dalmazzo, a municipality of the Valle Stura in the province of Cuneo in Alpine Occitania.  The Piedmont dialect, widespread in that area and similar to that which is spoken by my family on my father’s side, was a part of my childhood mixed up with the one spoken by my family on my mother’s side, which in those days I did not realise was Occitan. Having completed my schooling specialising in classical studies, [...]

8 07, 2016

PORTUGUESE – Inês Querido

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Inês Querido was born in 1984 in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). After taking her degree in graphic design in Lisbon she embarked on a professional career as a freelance photographer [...]

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 [...]

14 04, 2016

FRIULIAN – Alessandra Kersevan

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  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

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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. ------- Anastasia Vilkova has lent [...]

7 06, 2015

LITHUANIAN – Dalia Pileckienė

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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

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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 [...]

27 07, 2013

BOLOGNESE – Mariangela Bacchi

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Mariangela Bacchi, the great-niece of the person who translated Dante’s poem into the Bologna dialect (and in tercets), has a degree in languages and descends from several generations of Bologna residents.  She has inherited from her family the passion for the study of dialects: her grandfather, Pietro Mainoldi, a doctor and dialectologist, is the author of the Bologna grammar (1950) and its dictionary (1967); her great-uncle, the goldsmith Giulio Veronese, is indeed the translator of the Divine Comedy (1937). A journalist, she has worked in [...]

26 07, 2013

OCCITAN of SALBERTRAND – Clelia Baccon

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Salbertrand, August 1929 – in the Baccon household Clelia is born to mum, Maria, and dad, Vincenzo Baccon.  It is here that the future teacher grows up together with her sisters, Giuseppina and Luigina.  Notwithstanding the family’s agricultural activity, the young Clelia prefers to study, for which reason she attends classes in vocational agricultural training in Oulx before they are closed down: this is, in fact, a time of war. The need to complete her studies leads her to turn to a correspondence school, the [...]

24 07, 2013

GEORGIAN – Malkhaz Bakhbakhashvili

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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.