The Monini Prize, a traditional appointment for the Festival, now in its 11th edition, will be held on August 29th at Casa Menotti, the historic place and former home of the composer, now managed by the Monini Foundation and home to the Documentation Center of the Festival of Two Worlds. The jury, which is chaired by the Director of the Festival Giorgio Ferrara and composed of the Mayor of Spoleto and President of the Festival Foundation, Umberto De Augustinis, and the promoters of the prize, Maria Flora and Zefferino Monini, will award Luca Zingaretti with the prize “A Window on Two Worlds ”2020 and Rosa Feola with the Special Prize.
Prize “A Window on Two Worlds”
Luca Zingaretti is one of the most loved actors in Italy. After making his debut in the early eighties as a theater actor with the directors Ronconi, Mattolini and Sequi, he has continued to alternate his theatrical career with cinema films and television, achieving great success with audiences and critics. In addition to having taken part in the cast of numerous successful films, Luca Zingaretti has managed to interpret very dramatic roles for the cinema and television with a powerful acting technique, lending his face to real characters, from Pietro Nenni to Giorgio Perlasca, from Paolo Borsellino to Adriano Olivetti, up to Don Pino Puglisi. He is present at this Festival dei Due Mondi as an interpreter, director and playwright, with the show La Sirena. The acknowledgement goes to his versatility, interpretative skill and charisma. His face could not be omitted from the gallery “Portraits at the Window” created over the years on the occasion of the Prize and today on display at Casa Menotti.
Rosa Feola, the soprano with Campania origins, is a young talent but already an international star of Opera who is being talked about all over the world. Having won international attention after winning the 2010 Operalia Competition chaired by Placido Domingo, held at La Scala in Milan, she is enjoying important successes and enthusiastic acclaim from the public and critics. She stands out for her scenic elegance and a perfect voice which embodies both the light roles in melodrama as well as the tragic ones. Her interpretative skills are undoubtedly perfect thanks to serious, constant and in-depth work over time. Directed by the most important masters and directors, she has appeared with the most prestigious orchestras. Her international activity sees her take part in productions in the theaters of Zurich, Munich, Beijing, Salzburg, Chicago, New York, Washington, Barcelona, Berlin, London and Madrid. She is on stage at the Festival for the Final Concert in Piazza Duomo conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti and alongside the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra. The acknowledgement goes to her determination, excellent technical skills and outstanding expressive skills that make her an ambassador in the world of the most beloved Italian Opera heritage.