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Umberto De Augustinis - Mayor of Spoleto

Vice Chairman
Dario Pompili

Artistic Director
Giorgio Ferrara

Board of Directors
Umberto De Augustinis Chairman
Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi appointed by the Minister of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Corrado Augias appointed by the President of Umbria Region
Stefano Lado for Banca Popolare di Spoleto – Gruppo Banco Desio
Dario Pompili for Fondazione Ca.Ri.Spo.

Board of Auditors
Vincenzo Donnamaria Chairman
Vanna Bertazzoni Staff member
Daniela D’Agata Staff member
Pierluigi Castellani Substitute member
Marisa Formisano Substitute member

Supervisory body Organization, management and control Model pursuant to Legislative decree 231/01
Giorgio Beni

Comune di Spoleto
Regione dell’Umbria
Associazione Amici di Spoleto
Fondazione Francesca, Valentina e Luigi Antonini
Pro-Spoleto "A. Busetti"
Banca Popolare di Spoleto SpA
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto
Associazione Commercianti di Spoleto
Associazione Albergatori di Spoleto
Comunità Montana dei Monti Martani e del Serano di Spoleto
Spoleto Credito e Servizi S.C.
Umbria TPL e Mobilità S.p.A. Ex Società Spoletina Impresa Trasporti S.p.A.

Administration Director
Maria Teresa Bettarini

Presidency Secretariat
Paula Caprelli

Administration and General Affairs
Annalisa Lolli, Marco Orazi, Lorenzo Trisciani

Technical area and organizational services
Daniele Di Battista, Francesca Leoncilli, Ottorino Neri, Monica Trevisani

Sales Promotion Area
Leonardo Panella, Davide Placidi


He was born in Rome. He followed the degree course in Liberal Arts at the La Sapienza University and the acting course at the "Silvio d’Amico" National Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was assistant director to Luca Ronconi and Luchino Visconti, with whom he collaborated intensely. For the RAI TV he directed the film L’uomo che ho ucciso from the novel 1912+1 by Leonardo Sciascia, screenplay by Domenico Rafele and Pierre Dumayet and the series Avvocati by Giancarlo de Cataldo. For the movies he directed: Un cuore semplice, screenplay by Cesare Zavattini from the story by Gustave Flaubert, which was awarded with the David of Donatello, the Rizzoli Prize, the Saint Vincent Prix and the Nastro d’argento; Caccia alla Vedova, screenplay by Enrico Medioli from the Vedova scaltra by Goldoni; Tosca e altre due from the eponymous play by Franca Valeri, screenplay by Enrico Medioli. For the theater he has staged performances by classic and contemporary authors such as Pirandello, Strindberg, Goldoni, Carlo Bernari, Francesca Sanvitale, Enzo Siciliano, Franca Valeri, Cesare Musatti, Natalia Ginzburg and Corrado Augias. For the Rome Opera House he staged Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. For the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto he has staged: Gogo no eiko by Hanz Werner Henze; Amelia Goes to the Ball by Gian Carlo Menotti; The Turn of the Screw by Benjanim Britten; The Piano Upstairs by John Weidman; Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As an actor he participated in: Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Richard III, directed by Luca Ronconi; Nina by André Roussin, directed by Bernard Murat; Alcool written and directed by Adriana Asti; La Maria Brasca by Testori, directed by Andrée Ruth Shammah; L’inserzione by Natalia Ginzburg, directed by Giorgio Ferrara; The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Tullio Pericoli; The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, directed by Luca Ronconi. He was Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris and Chairman of the Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers à Paris. From 2008 to 2012 he was President and Artistic Director of the Festival of Two Worlds Foundation in Spoleto, and today covers the role of Artistic Director.


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Every year the magnificent art heritage town of Spoleto opens its curtains and welcomes the world with its Festival. Its monumental beauty is as intact as its historical vocation to art. The stage wings open even before entering its streets, with the majestic scenery of the Rocca Albornoziana and the magnificent sequence of arches on the Ponte delle Torri. In a few hundred meters we find a Roman Theater of the first century BC, the seventeenth-century theater Caio Melisso Spazio, the fourteenth-century complex of San Nicolò and the nineteenth-century Teatro Nuovo, within a refined city harmony that includes Lombard and Gothic churches, medieval cloisters, auditoriums and precious noble palaces and, last but not least, the large stage Piazza del Duomo, with the Basilica built in the twelfth century.

The Festival of Two Worlds originated in this incomparable magnitude in 1958, thanks to the composer Gian Carlo Menotti who chose it as the ideal place to found an event that celebrated art in all its forms. Memorable shows were staged and the Festival soon became the appointment par excellence with cultural ferment on both sides of the ocean. The greatest protagonists of cinema and theatrical scenes, famous dancers and choreographers, poets, playwrights and writers, all came to Spoleto.

In its 61st edition, the Festival of Two Worlds confirms the original intuition that made it an inimitable meeting place between culture and exhibition, and in today’s success, the appeal and prestige of a great, renewed appointment of international resonance. Under the guidance of Giorgio Ferrara, director of the Festival since 2008, Spoleto has once again become the fascinating place in which every summer, from every part of the world, the great arts of the stage come together: Opera, Music, Dance, Theater. A meeting that recaptures the train of thought between stories, disciplines and different looks, in a passionate pursuit of excellence among the Arts, on the contemporary scene. Amidst glamour and provocation, historic theatrical premieres and biting avant-garde interpretations, the Festival of Spoleto seems to reaffirm the wise Italian vocation to the harmony of cultures as an exchange, hypothesis, and opportunity for growth, in spite of every economic and social crisis of our time. Its calendar embraces programs of the most famous classical traditions in continuous dialogue with everything that appears new and persuasive today on stages of the whole world, confirming itself prestigious limelight for famous actors and artists, as well as a showcase for emerging ones , and again feverish workshop of original productions.


Registered Office:
Fondazione Festival dei Due Mondi, Piazza del Comune, 1 - 06049 Spoleto (PG)

Teatro Nuovo, Via Vaita Sant´Andrea - 06049 Spoleto (PG)
Tel. 0743 69080 - 0743 221689 Fax 0743 234027


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