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ISLG Italian Studies Library Group Annual Lecture

Luchino Visconti rehearsing

When: Mon 30 Jun 2014, 18.00

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: Free

Luchino Visconti, Theatre and Opera: a Legacy

This year’s ISLG lecture will be given by Gaia Servadio, the distinguished writer and broadcaster. Gaia Servadio’s writings are wide ranging: as well as works of fiction she has published many books, on subjects including archaeology, history, politics and social studies, literature, music and the theatre, and she is also well-known as a journalist. Her twenty-eighth book, the autobiographical Raccogliamo le vele (Feltrinelli), was published earlier this year.

Gaia Servadio’s biography of Luchino Visconti is one of her best-known works. Visconti, a famous film director was also an innovative and, at times, controversial theatre and opera director. It is this aspect of his career that this lecture, which will be richly illustrated, will examine.

Wine and light refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

If you plan to come please email chris.michaelides@bl.uk and type ISLG Lecture in the subject line.

The ISLG Lecture is kindly supported by Casalini Libri