The Foundation

Foundation Festival Dei Due Mondi Spoleto O.N.L.U.S.

Institutional Bodies

Membership Assembly

City of Spoleto
Region of Umbria
Friends of Spoleto Association
Francesca, Valentina and Luigi Antonini Foundation
Pro-Spoleto "to. Busetti"
Banco di Desio e della Brianza
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 Former Società Spoletina Impresa Trasporti

Board of Directors


Andrea Sisti

Mayor of the City of Spoleto


Paul Feliziani

Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Stephen Lado

Mauro Luchetti  

Board of Auditors


Joseph Zottoli

Effective components

Daniela D'Agata

Leila Ricci

Alternate components

Piergiorgio Castellani

Paul Manfredi

Supervisory Board

Organization, management and control model pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01

George Beni

Artistic Director

Monique Veaute

Born to Tübingen, Germany, studied Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg. Journalist to Radio France in 1977 becomes in 1984 head of international events for France Musique.
Founds and directs in 1982 the Music section of the Paris Biennale and organizes in 1984 the opening of the Grande Halle de la Villette, participates in the creation of the Strasbourg Music Festival.
In 1984, at the request of Jean-Marie Drot, Director of the Académie de France à Rome, she created the Villa Medici Festival, which in 1990 became the Fondazione Romaeuropa - Arte e Cultura, of which she has been Artistic Director since the first edition and of which she is now President.

From 1989 to 1991, he was Culture and Audiovisual Adviser to the President of the Chamber of Deputies in France.

From 1992 to 1993, she is Cultural Advisor at the Embassy of France to Lisbon.
From 1999 to 2002, Scientific Advisor of the National Institute of Ancient Drama.
from November 2004 to October 2006 in France she was appointed Commissioner General of the year of the Francophonie by the President of the Republic, and from January to October 2007 she joined to the Cabinet of the Secretary General of the International Organization of the Francophonie.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Académie de France à Rome and President of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil - Compagnie Montalvo Hervieu. France.
from August 2007 to November 2009 she was Managing Director of Palazzo Grassi to Venice.
Since 2006, she has been a member of the Conseil de l'Etique Publicitaire (ethics committee for advertising) France.
Since March 2011, she has been a member of the Advisory Program Committee of the Franco-German television network ARTE and has been its chairman since 2013.
Since September 2011, she has been chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Fondation Flag-France.
to December 2012 she was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Maxxi Foundation to Rome.
to June 2018 she was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of France to Rome.
to February 2020 she was appointed Artistic Director of Festival dei Due Mondi Spoleto.
In France Monique Veaute was awarded the title of Chevalier des arts et lettres by the Minister of Culture and received the Ordre National du Mérite from the Minister of European Affairs and the Légion d'Honneur from the President of the French Republic.
In Italy she was awarded the title of Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2006.

Monique Veaute is honorary president of the Romaeuropa art and culture foundation in Rome.

Administrative Director
and General Organization

Paola Macchi

After graduating in modern literature at the Catholic University of Milan and graduating from the master's program of the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Art, Paola Macchi's professional path began in 1998 at the most important national cultural institution in the theatrical field, the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, where she trained and consolidated her skills in the production and programming activities of shows in Italy and around the world. The experience in the field of prose was, then, further developed in the three-year period (from 2003 to 2006) at Teatro Eliseo in Rome where, in addition to organizational and production management, she was also in charge of coordinating the other sectors of a theatrical enterprise.

From 2008 to 2010 at Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, under the direction of Giorgio Ferrara, he developed expertise in 'opera opera and dance. He managed productions with national and international opera and symphony foundations including the Los Angeles Opera, the Theatre du Chatelet, at the Komishe Opera in Berlin and finalized the contracting of some of the most recognized orchestras (i.e. theto London Symphony Orchestra and theOrchestra Giuseppe Verdi of Milan).

At Teatro di Roma - TeatroNazionale, which manages Teatro Argentina and Teatro India and since 2017 also seven other theaters in the city(Theaters in the City), she first held the position of Assistant Director (2014-2017) and then Operations Director (2017-2020). With this experience, Paola Macchi's skills expanded beyond the organizational-production sphere, assuming also the responsibilities of General Affairs, Human Resources, Administration and Finance, and Tenders. In relation to to the latter, he applied the Procurement Code in numerous tender procedures, including those for the awarding of some of the Theaters in the City and for the implementation of investments in ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of historic buildings. In his function as Personnel Manager, he oversaw industrial relations, negotiating second-level contracts with counterparts.

In 2020, she was appointed Administrative and Organizational Director of Festival dei Due Mondi Spoleto, assuming responsibility for the operational management of all Foundation activities. The event welcomes several tens of thousands of spectators who attend to about 90 events over the eighteen days of its running. This is an imposing organizational administrative and personnel management commitment with some 700 artists involved and a staff of 250 [ < readentire resumeto> ]

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