The new Mittelcult cultural center is born

The new Mittelcult Cultural Center was born in the Eintracht Palace in via del Coroneo 15, the former seat of the Germanic Cultural Center, which will now be returned to the city. The center aims to become a training and performance center for art for young people and not only with the realization of shows in its large premises, which will be named after important personalities from Trieste’s cultural history and the organization of exhibitions and concerts.

The presentation took place today at the headquarters of the newly established Center, and on that occasion, the first two important initiatives were also presented: the Trieste Teatro Sport Festival, scheduled from 12 to 14 May, and the RdB 100 music festival, from the 19th. to June 26, dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Raffaello de Banfield, to which a charitable Grand Gala will be dedicated on the eve of the anniversary.

The first edition of the Trieste Teatro Sport Festival, held from 12 to 14 May in the halls of Palazzo Mittelcult, will feature three days of theater performances, sports-themed poetry competitions, book presentations (with guest playwright and author Giuseppe Manfridi presenting his book “Among the forests – Dino Zoff’s few-spoken flights” (TEA, 2022) and Sergio Mari, actor and former football player, author of “Racconti” (Edizioni Gutenberg, 2017), a conference on the subject – which will have as authors the authors Elena Marinelli, Giuseppe Manfridi and Sergio Mari and the program director of the Rai department of Fvg, Mario Mirasola – and a youth tournament dedicated to Ferruccio Valcareggi, the coach of the Italian national team in the famous match Italy – Germany 4 to 3 – also at the center of a few theater performances – with the aim of revealing the existing connection between theater and sports The tournament enjoys the protection of FIGC, which for the occasion also has decided to donate 20 120-year-old balls. L The arrangement of the festival is by the actor and writer Andrea Mitri, a former footballer from Triestina and Monza in the 1980s. On May 9 (the anniversary of Pietro Garinei’s death), a room in the new Palazzo Mittelcult Cultural Center will be named after him. The presence of his brother, the famous actor Enzo Garinei is expected.

The RdB 100 review, Raffaello de Banfield, will be dedicated to another key figure in Trieste’s cultural and entrepreneurial history. The project aims to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of a cultural man, polyglot, composer and former president of what was once the Tripcovich group, the protagonist of Trieste’s recent history on several fronts, from the economic – with the splendor first and saw the collapse of the Tripcovich Empire – to the artistic. The review will be divided into the performance of four concerts and an opera, for which an exhibition and a conference will serve as a consequence: The central moment of the celebration will be the charity gala on June 1 with the representation of “Colloquio con il Tango” in chamber version with soprano Jadranka Jovanović, former member of the Serbian parliament, directed by Tommaso Tuzzoli, scenery by Pier Paolo Bisleri and costumes by the well-known Nicoletta Ercole. Finally, there will be a big festive toast for the birthday of “Falello” – as Raffaello de Banfield was affectionately called – which falls on June 2nd. Renowned soprano Raina Kabaivanska is also expected among the conference guests. The profits from the gala evening, where it will be mandatory to wear tuxedos for the sake of the elegance of the celebrants, will be donated to the Banfield Association. Reservations at Corso Italia Ticket Point.

“We return to the city the Germanic Cultural Center, built by the Germanic community in Trieste in 1903 in the Palazzo Eintracht in via Coroneo – explained Alessandro Gilleri – and recall the agreement signed by the Golden Show Srl – Social Enterprise of Trieste with the Cultural Association Schiller, which allowed the reopening of the Beethoven Hall in via Coroneo 17 in Trieste, Tuesday 27 October 2020, on the occasion of the Austrian National Day, with a recital by pianist Sebastiano Gubian dal Neve: “the sound of silence”. “The palace holds a concert hall and a theater room with 250 seats called Beethoven Hall on the second floor and on the ground floor it consists of five rooms of a total of 500 square meters, where we will activate a varied training activity “.” Each room – continues the creator of the project – will be dedicated to a famous character of the Trieste culture: Raffaello de Banfield, Alexander Moissi, Carpinteri and Faraguna (which is in the tradition of the Istrian comedy that Garinei and Giovannini are in Italian musical comedy) and Pietro Garinei.

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