Established in 1996, the Manchester branch is one of the Society’s many branches around the world.
The Society’s headquarters are in Rome, and its mission is to promote the Italian language and Italian culture abroad.

The Manchester branch does not have its own premises. Membership is open to both Italians and non-Italians, and members and supporters enjoy a wide programme of events throughout the year.
Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend.

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 (Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend, unless specified otherwise)

a shared European cultural heritage

6th & 12th May – from 6PM (on Zoom)

“Divine Notes for a Divine Poet: Dante between Classical Music and Heavy Metal – Part 1”

(Part 2 will follow in June/July)

Sunday 25th April 2021 – 6.00PM (on Zoom)
Speaker: Alessandra Pompili

To mark 700 years since the death of medieval poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, our committee is organising a few events throughout 2021.

Dante’s Hell (Inferno) is a realm of despair where redemption is impossible and the doomed spirits voice their desperation.

Yet a number of composers throughout the centuries have been inspired by Dante’s vivid images and set to put in music various narratives of this desolate place.

This evening seeks to look at some examples of the way in which Dante’s Hell has been translated into music, from 16th century madrigals to heavy metal songs.

For more info, please visit https://www.alessandrapompili.com/projects



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