The celebrations we had been planning for our 30th anniversary have been suspended and, as of now, we don’t know when we will be able to come together to toast our history and our future. There is a lot we have to be grateful for, beginning with our founder: the Baroness’s vision, generosity, and hard work, remain a source of inspiration for all of us, and even as she left us five years ago, she is present now more than ever in our choices, in our style, and in our passion. We are grateful to the faculty and students of the Department of Italian Studies, the pulsing and forever young heart of Casa Italiana. We are grateful to the hundreds of writers, scholars, directors, diplomats, actors, artists, singers, painters, musicians, and civil servants, who have graced our stage with their presence and permitted us to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and in a more profound appreciation of beauty in all of its forms. We are grateful to all of you, the thousands of people who make up our rich and diverse Casa community. Your love for Italian culture and your appreciation of our work remains our strongest source of inspiration.
For all these reasons, we decided that we could not ignore the Casa’s 30th birthday. Therefore, we invite all of you to take part in:
A live-streamed Marathon Celebration
on our Facebook page on Friday, November 13
During the course of the day, we will stream documentaries,
videos of our most popular events, interviews...
With guests ranging from Richard Gere to Jhumpa Lahiri, from Zucchero to Mirella Freni,
from André Aciman to John Turturro and many more...
At 1pm, tune in for a live conversation with Casa's staff members,
Chair of the Advisory Board Giorgio Spanu, the Zerilli family,
and the Chair of the Department of Italian Studies Alison Cornish,
first Casa Italiana Director Luigi Ballerini,
moderated by journalists Letizia Airos and Stefano Vaccara