The great magic
of a meeting
Valeria and Eduardo
a cuor tranquillo. Un abbraccio. Eduardo
this is what Eduardo de Filippo wrote to Valeria Moriconi on 26th April
1957 in occasion of the prime night of the comedy he had written “De
Pretore Vincenzo” where Valeria performed as main feminine character.
performance was important as it was held in the Servi Theatre in Rome,
that was inaugurated that night and it was also Valeria Moriconi national
She had in fact just acted in a local company in Jesi, where she was born.
Pretore Vincenzo” represented the beginning of a long lasting
professional relationship between two great artists: Valeria Moriconi and
Eduardo De Filippo.
Eduardo. The great magic of a
named after them.
Moriconi died on 14th June 2005 in Jesi. Her cousins donated Valeria
Moriconi Archivist Found consisting
in scene costumes and dresses, a collection of theatre books, dedications,
playwrights, letters, and videos belonging to the actress, to the town of
now kept at Centre of Study and Theatre activities Valeria Moriconi,
managed by Pergolesi Spontini foundation.
Spontini Foundation has organized a Documentary
with materials chosen in the Archivist
in order to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the meeting
between Valeria Moriconi and Eduardo de Filippo and to remember the
is open from 21st June to 29th September.
It has been organized by Dott. Franco Cecchini, Scientific Director of the
Centre for the Studies.
The first section of the show hosts the playwrights of the plays starring
the actress, sketches of the set design, some pictures and portrays of the
actress and some of her beloved, prizes and videos.
The second section hosts instead posters of the shows, pictures and
reviews. The third section is characterized by photos of the actress by
two important photographers: Emanuela Sforza and Tommaso La Pera.
Some toys, dresses and costumes are kept in the fourth section of the
They have been placed in the trunks that Valeria would bring with her
during her first journeys to Rome.
Franco Cecchini has a lot of projects in store. A lot of them are meant to
remember Valeria, like a web-site on the actress.
An other project is completing what Valeria had started during the last
years of her life: the actress wanted to organize an award for new shows
and also a theatre festival for young people and a stage for young actors
and actresses held by cinema or theatre stars.
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