Lectures & Festivals

‘Viva Verdi!’ – a week of celebrations at the Italian Cultural Institute, 4th – 9th February and at the Italian Embassy, 12th of February.

Festival di Cetona, August 2013, Verdi and his Women

Artistic Director of Syria Festival 2008

Has lectured widely in Italy, Australia, India and Great Britain, at major universities.

Talks, conferences, lectures university lessons 

For the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Italian Unity, the Italian Ambassador Alain Giorgio Economides organised a presentation of the volume of Tuscany and Umbria, an Anthology of Poetry (November 2011).

Melbourne: on translation, 1992

New Delhi Nehru University and Sayta Academy “On writing in a lesser language”, 1997

Mantova Literary Festival,‘99, Le Roi s’amuse and Rigoletto.

Bologna, University and Ministry of Culture;Trasmettere la Cultura Comunicare l’Informazione, October 2000

Swiss Universities Tour: lectures on The Renaissance, for the Dante Alighieri Society, October 2002

Lectured Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, London Un, Oxford Union. Rome,Milan, Turin.

National Gallery of England: Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna, 2005

Wallace Collection, 2004

Lingua Italiana nel Mondo 15-20 ott 2001 Ankara

Scrittori all’opera -Grinzane Cavour  (Don Giovanni nella letteratura)

‘Don Giovanni in villa’, Bologna

Luchino Visconti, a Legacy. At the British Library, London 2014

The Annual Lecture of Italian Studies at the British Library, 2014

Macerata Festival  On the Character of Aida, 2014