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10 07, 2013

Matilde Pierro Donnarumma

By |2019-12-11T22:01:10+01:00July 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 |2019-12-11T22:01:33+01:00July 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 [...]

30 06, 2013

Gabriella Franchini

By |2019-12-11T22:01:48+01:00June 30th, 2013|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

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 [...]