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“I Promessi Sposi” (The Betrothed) by Bianca Bonino

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Manzoni’s passing, the main promoters of the Italian language and culture in Canberra, ComItEs Canberra and ACT, C.I.A.O., Dante Alighieri Society and the Embassy of Italy, organised on Saturday May 20 a performance dedicated to I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) at the Italian Cultural Centre.

The actress and director Bianca Bonino delighted the audience with a lively and personal interpretation of the famous historic novel. Thanks to Manzoni’s ability to enter “the human heart,” the novel, even today, arouses feelings and emotions in the reader/listener and its themes are still actual.

The characters, landscapes and events of I Promessi Sposi have entered the collective imagination of Italian people, they tell them much about their history, their national character and their love for Italy.

Cultural and Educational Attaché, Professor Valentina Biguzzi, commented: “Tonight we had the opportunity to attend a beautiful performance, which celebrates Mazoni’s art and I Promessi Sposi, historic novel considered not only the cornerstone of Italian literature, but also a fundamental passage in the development of our beautiful language.”