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 [...]
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 [...]
Verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into Neapolitan by Matilde Pierro Donnarumma
The verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into the dialect of Romagna by Luigi Soldati
Gabriella Franchini is an Italian actress. She started her professional career in the Teatro Stabile in Turin with the Greek tragedy “Electra” by Sophocles. She has spent a long time in theatrical activities of a rich and varied nature: Elizabethan theatre, Aristophanes, Dario Fo, Eduardo de Filippo, Maupassant, Elias Canetti, Bontempelli, Bob Wilson, Adriana Asti. For years she has collaborated with Franca Valeri under whose direction she has toured for a long time with the monologue La bruttina Stagionata (“The Ugly Oldish Woman”) based on [...]
Verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into German by Hermann Gmelin Inferno, Canto V, 88-142
The romance “Paolo, give me peace” from the third act of the opera by Riccardo Zandonai (soprano Iris Adami Corradetti).
Francesca da Rimini -- Tone poem of Chaikovskij in three parts andante lugubre – andante cantabile – allegro vivo
Sergej Rachmaninov -- Fancesca da Rimini -- The aria of Francesca -- soprano Marina Poplavskaya -- Bolshoj Theatre Orchestra, Moscow.
The verses of Francesca da Rimini translated into German by Walther von Wartburg