The Italian Embassy in Wellington and the New Zealand School of Music are proud to present “Canti di Consolazione”, a programme bringing together first-class New Zealand and Italian classical musicians who will play the compositions of Francesco da Milano, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luciano Berio, Chriss Gendall, Dylan Lardelli, Hermione Johnson, and Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.
This encounter of musical expressions will be arranged by the trio composed of Tessa Romano (mezzo-soprano), Luca Manghi (flute), and Dylan Lardelli (Guitar).
March 8th, "Canti di Consolazione" at The Piano, Christchurch
Domenica 8 marzo 2020 dalle ore 15:30 alle 17:00 The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011
Biglietti disponibili su Eventbrite - FREE but you need to book your ticket.
CineDante - Wednesday 11 March 2020
Film Title: “Moglie e marito” (Husband and wife) by Simone Godano
2017 Comedy - 100 min - Rated M-LSR
Synopsis: Married for ten years, going through a crisis, thinking about divorce. Following a failed scientific experiment, they will find one inside the body of the other... literally!!!
Wednesday 11th March 2020 at 7.30 pm
Come along to the Aperitivo Dante and enjoy a glass of wine and a chat in Italian (or English) before the film.
Aperitivo Dante begins at 7 pm. There is no charge for CineDante but a gold koha is requested for the evening.
This viewing is reserved to financial members of Dante Society. Annual subscriptions can be paid on the night.
3 Day Italian Intensive Course -
Friday 24 - Sunday 26 April 2020
We are pleased to offer you our second Dante Intensive Italian Course in April 2020. Our programme combines formal lessons with conversation, evening aperitivo and two lunches, activities, games, and much more. We welcome Italian language students of all abilities from absolute beginners through to advanced.
Our three friends from Auckland, Sandra, Fiorella e Luca, will join us.
Course Fee: $200 (includes aperitivo on Friday evening + lunch on Saturday and on Sunday)
Friday evening 6 - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 3.00pm
Location: Rangi Ruru School, 59 Hewitts Road, Merivale
Please note that you are not too late to enroll for the 3 days Italian Intensive in April as we have extended the time until the end of March and places are limited.
The Italian Book Club is returning in 2020
The Italian Book Club in English is returning!
If you dream of Italy and are passionate about its culture, come and join us. Starting in April, we will read and discuss in English 3 books written by Italian authors. The Italian Book Club is a ‘taste of Italy’ under all points of view: from the story and the location, to the characters and the culture including, of course, the food: at every meeting you will have the chance to try a traditional recipe inspired by the book (thanks to Alba’s Kitchen!).
Cost: $40 for three meetings of one and a half hours
Where: Puriri Lounge, St. Ninians, 5 Puriri Street, Riccarton
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Facilitator: Roberto Dazzaro
Enrolments close on 10th April 2020. Please note that if there are not a minimum of 8 participants, the Italian Book Club will not go ahead.
Payment can be made online to the following bank account - 11 7800 0054463 11. Please include the following information when you complete your payment:
Particulars: Book Club
Code: Reference: (Your Name)
Alternatively, please send a cheque to The Treasurer, Dante Society, 21 Cairnbrae Drive, Prebbleton 7604. Please include your name and Book Club reference on the back.
Copies of the books can be obtained at CCC Libraries. Just click on the titles of the books below and you will be redirected to the library link.
At our AGM on Wednesday 26th February evening Carlo Guglietta was elected President for our Society for 2020 - congratulations and best wishes, Carlo!
A big thanks to Denis Walker, who was President for over 11 years and resigned in November, for all his work and dedication over the years. He has kindly offered to stay on the Committee and we will appreciate his wisdom and experience.
We are fortunate to have three new Committee members: Francesca Marisa, Roberta Panareo and Enrica Sciarrino - a big welcome to them all. All our 2019 members have been happy to stand again, except Silvia Maggioni who has returned to Italy.
Here is your 2020 Committee:
President - Carlo Guglietta
Vice President - Maria Fresia
Secretary - Jan Tedesco
Treasurer - Lindsay Serra
Committee - Louise Easter, Lisa Fazi, Anna Hall, Francesca Marisa, Philippa McLaughlin, Brunella Olivieri, Roberta Panareo, Catherine Patey, Enrica Sciarrino, Denis Walker and John Walsh.