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PIB and Dante Alighieri host North End documentary screening


When: Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society – 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA Professionisti Italiani a Boston and Dante Alighieri Society will host a special screening of the recently released North End documentary produced by the North End Historical Society. The documentary producers will be present at the screening. The screening will take place on April 24 at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cambridge. Click on the flyer below for more details:

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Dacia Maraini Presents New Novel (Mar. 4)


When: Friday, March 4, 2016 – 6 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts – 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA A conversation with Dacia Maraini on Her New Novel and Homage “La bambina e il sognatore” is the latest novel by Dacia Maraini who uses for the first time a male voice as the narrator of the story of Lucia, a child who disappears one day while she is going to school. “Writing Like Breathing” is a homage to Dacia Maraini, celebrating a wiring career that has spanned over half a century. It is a unique anthology comprising some of ...

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Bernini in Ecstasy staged reading at Dante Alighieri

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When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 — 3 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA A staged reading of “Bernini in Ecstasy”, a new play in two acts by Clay Ballard. (Director: Kate Caffrey. Producer: Phil Micali. Historical consultant: Franco Mormando.) BERNINI IN ECSTASY is a portrait of one of Italy’s greatest artists: the sculptor, architect, painter and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 — 1680). In his lifetime, the tempestuous, ambitious Bernini was both a legend and a scandal to the Romans; yet he became the intimate of eight popes. This play follows Bernini from ...

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Dante Alighieri Society Elects New Board and President


The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts recently held elections to renew its board and choose a new president. The center’s new president is Anthony Cassano, born in the small town of Torre Le Nocelle, in Campania. In 1961, at the age of 13, he immigrated to the United States, where many years later he would build a successful construction and real estate development business. Cassano has served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea and has been a long-standing member of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of the Dante Alighieri Society since 2000 and ...

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Mario Pirovano Brings Francis, Dario Fo to Boston Area


Mario Pirovano runs on an inexhaustable fuel called theater. During a recent tour stop in Boston, the 62-year-old Italian actor was busy setting the stage lights at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge. “How is that? Can you see my eyes? Too much shadow?” With a slight British accent, Pirovano ran around the stage, already practicing the evening’s show: The first-ever U.S. performance of Dario Fo’s “Francis the Holy Jester.” “The expression, it’s important, it’s all in the facial expression.” Pirovano grimaces, smiles, frowns and laughs — all in just a few seconds. They are all faces and masks he ...

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Italian Historian Emilio Gentile Visits Harvard, Dante

From left: Spencer DiScala, Emilio Gentile, Charles Maier, Renato Camurri, David Ward.

One of Italy’s major luminaries on the history of fascism, Professor Emilio Gentile, recently visited the Boston area to hold lectures at Harvard’s Center for European Studies and the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge. A professor at Rome’s Università La Sapienza and former student of Renzo De Felice, Gentile is considered one of Italy’s foremost cultural historians of fascist ideology. At Harvard, Gentile held a lecture on October 16, titled “The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and Coined the Word).” The lecture was part of the first annual Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and ...

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Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero Praises Community Efforts in Boston


During a recent two-day visit in Boston, Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, met with representatives of the Italian and Italian American communities at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge on June 18. “It is a great pleasure to be here,” said Bisogniero, after an introduction by Dante Alighieri Society President Spencer Di Scala and Comites President Maurizio Pasquale. During his visit in Boston, Bisogniero held meetings with community leaders, as well as with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Governor Deval Patrick. During the meetings, there was great appreciation for the increased ...

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Alessandro Baricco Presents ‘Emmaus’ in Cambridge

Alessandro Baricco in Boston - photo by Valentina Oppezzo

On Thursday, May 31, famous Italian author Alessandro Baricco presented one of his latest novels, ‘Emmaus,’ recently translated into English and published by McSweeney’s.

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Results of Dante Alighieri Board of Directors Election 2012


The Dante Alighieri of Massachusetts recently held its annual election of the board of directors. Four members were reconfirmed and two new members were elected.

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Dante Alighieri Fellow Allison Longley Heading to Camerino

Allison Longley at Rome

Longley won one month of intensive Italian language courses offered in November by Scuola Dante Alighieri di Camerino, Italy.

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Photos: Pirandello Lyceum’s Annual Bel Canto Italian Opera Concert


On January 15, 2012, the Pirandello Lyceum held its annual Bel Canto Italian Opera.

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A Tribute to Italian Song


The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cambridge celebrated Italian songs on Sunday, october 16, 2011, with performances by soprano Karen Fanale, composer Ferdinando Argenti, pianist Bradley Pennington and baritone Paul Soper.

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