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3MBS Dante 700 Festival News

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

July 17, 2021

The reviews are in! Karen van Spall, one of the curators of the festival, recently performed in the Parlour’s production “Fantastique: the Life and Lives of Hector Berlioz” for Bastille Day. The Reviews are in https://www.classicmelbourne.com.au/

Melanie Hillman in the persona of opera singer Marie Recio


July 31, 2021

Graduate House included the Dante Festival in its most recent mailout to its 35,000 members, many are expatriate Australians who listen to 3MBS as a little bit of home.


August 3, 2021

Margot Costanzo, a curator of the Festival, was recently interviewed by both Il Globo and Rete Italia. You can read the Globo interview at page 34 of Il Globo 5 August -but all in Italian.


August 4 2021

The lecture series Out of Exile begins with Margot’s lecture Why Should the General Reader Care about Dante? Because of the Victoria quick lockdown, the date is now 19 August 6:30-8:00pm. Bookings are still essential.



August 5, 2021

The State Library of Victoria have announced an event on September 28, 6:30pm open to the pubic to launch the revised exhibition of The Book which is currently being prepared. Three panelists will talk about both the holdings of the SLV and the NGV that will be on display. Dr Paolo Baracchi, the cultural manager of CO.AS.IT, will present a reading from la Commedia. Watch for the link to the lecture here.



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