Festival dei Due Mondi documentation center
The Documentation Center of the Festival of Two Worlds of Spoleto, which is housed in “Casa Menotti”, stands as a sign of continuity between past and present, and gives shape and context to the audio, video and photographic material to the editions of the Festival from 1958, the year of its foundation, until the present days. This material has been collected over the years by the Municipality of Spoleto, the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation and the Monini Foundation, which has digitized it and made it available.
The Monini Foundation was created with the purpose of making Casa Menotti a memory box.
It is a year-round open space, suitable for different levels of visit and study.
There are spaces dedicated to the Festival’s history, to the figure of Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti, and links between the city of Spoleto and its international cultural context.
An interactive multimedia set-up shows the main themes related to the Festival of Two Worlds and its founder, Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti.
Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy contents and documentary material of historical, cultural and artistic high value. There is also an interactive itinerary between the various floors of the house. Through the use of a high-tech, multimedia interactive scenic design relives the atmosphere of the Festival with its music, dance, theatre, screenplays, international connections, well-known faces, timeless images.
A window on the Two Worlds
The annual Monini Prize “A Window on the Two Worlds”, established by the Monini family in 2010, presents its eleventh edition. Maria Flora and Zefferino Monini present the prize to nationally and internationally renowned artists, together with a “special prize” for young emerging artists who feature in the Festival’s programmes.