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