Tony Saccucci's 'La prima donna' to be a “Pre-opening” Film of the 14th Rome Film Fest

Oct 04, 2019 360

On Monday October 14th at 8:30 pm, the Rome Film Fest will enter the concert hall of the Teatro dell'Opera for the world premiere screening of La prima donna, the new documentary film by Tony Saccucci starring Licia Maglietta. The screening is part of the programme of pre-opening events taking place ahead of the 14th Rome Film Fest, which will be held October 17 - 27, 2019.

In his sophomore film, Tony Saccucci – who directed Il pugile del duce, special mention at the Nastro d'Argento awards as Best Debut Film – tells the forgotten, rediscovered and shocking story of Emma Carelli, an absolute diva of the opera. Acclaimed worldwide in the early twentieth century, she was one of the first women managers in Italy as director of the Teatro Costanzi (today's Teatro dell'Opera in Rome) from 1912 to 1926. A soprano renowned in Italy, Europe and as far as South America, she triumphed as an impresario as well, in an environment dominated exclusively by men, headlining Picasso, the Ballets Russes and the Futurists in her theatre, for the first time in Italy.

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