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10 04, 2021

Hripsime Rita Mkrtĉjan

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Hripsime  Rita Mkrtĉjan was born in the town of Erevan (Armenia) in 1954.  She studied in the Erevan Polytechnic University.  She worked as an engineer specialising in the science of energy in one of the energy institutes in Erevan.  For many years she led a department of that institute. Among her hobbies are journalism, music, theatre and poetry.  From time to time she writes articles in town newspapers.  She studied Esperanto in 1977.  She took part in various Esperanto meetings and World Congresses up to [...]

3 04, 2021

ENGLISH – Jane Edwards

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Prior to joining Yale University, where she serves as dean of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Jane Edwards served as dean of Harvard University's new Directorate for International Studies, where she launched an ambitious experience program international for graduating students. She played a similar role for ten years at Wesleyan University, where she also led a program related to less frequently taught languages ​​and served as a lecturer in the Romance philology department. She was born in Wales, she earned her BA and [...]

2 04, 2021

Farideh Mahdavi Damghani

By |2021-04-24T21:56:52+02:00April 2nd, 2021|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Farideh Mahdavi Damghani is an Iranian lady of letters and a translator, born in 1963 in Teheran where she lives with her husband and three children. Right from the start she was taught by her father, a lecturer in Persian and Arab literature at the University of Teheran, to appreciate literature and the classics, European as well as Persian.  So it was that, right from the age of nine, Farideh began to read works such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Book of the [...]

30 03, 2021

APULIAN GARGANIC – Angela Cataluddi

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Angela Cataluddi, is originally from San Nicandro Garganico, a small town of northern Apulia, in the Gargano peninsula. Angela comes from a long and multifaceted artistic education that includes the musical arts of opera singing, violin and piano. She follows paths in international contexts that allow her to enrich the perceptions and visions of the world and of her own Mediterranean origins. She studies and sings in England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Luxembourg. She is comfortable between different languages and dialects, is bilingual (Italian [...]

1 04, 2020

OCCITAN-PROVENÇAL – Rosella Pellerino

By |2020-04-05T09:27:37+02:00April 1st, 2020|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

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, [...]

28 08, 2019

GEORGIAN – Liana Patarava

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Liana Patarava was born in 1963 in Ozurgeti, a town in the Guria region, a beautiful mountainous region in western Georgia. She graduated in economics from the Tbilisi State University. She is married and has three children and two grandchildren. She loves art, poetry and writing and also has a musical education: her instrument is violin. In the field of art she has dedicated herself to an ancient and noble technique of gold and jewelery, the cloisonné enamel decoration, widely practiced in Georgia since the early Middle [...]

14 05, 2018

UKRAINIAN – Svitlana Hlazunova

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My name is Svitlana Hlazunova. I was born in 1962 in Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine. Since I was a child I had a great passion for music, transmitted to me by my parents. When I was a student I attended a music school and in 1978 I got a piano diploma. In 1983 I graduated from the University of Uman, faculty of pedagogy with a specialization in music education. At that time I started writing songs, both text and music. For twenty years [...]

12 05, 2018

FRENCH – Ghislaine Avan

By |2019-12-11T22:24:15+01:00May 12th, 2018|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Ghislaine Avan is a French multidisciplinary artist, born in Châtellerault. Choreographer, tap dancer and contemporary dance performer, videographer and film editor, she makes a path of life of her art. In 2006 she started a multimedial work based on the Divine Comedy, from which the “Le LA du Monde“ project derived, involving a large number of excerpts taken from Dante's poem and read by hundreds of people in languages all over the world. Here Ghislaine lends her voice to Francesca and reads Dante's relevant verses in two different French translations of the Comedy.

27 06, 2016

ENGLISH – Emma Clare O’Connor

By |2019-12-11T22:24:35+01:00June 27th, 2016|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

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 [...]