Tag: Constance of Aragon

Constancia – “Les vêpres siciliennes” | Teatro Massimo in Palermo

Constancia – Les vêpres siciliennes | Teatro Massimo in Palermo The exhibition “Constancia. Women and Power in the Mediterranean Empire of Frederick II” virtually comes alive with the music of Giuseppe Verdi and his opera “Les Vêpres siciliennes”, inspired by the famous historical clash between Angevin oppressors and oppressed Sicilians. The opera, conducted by Omer Meir Wellber, inaugurated the 2022 Season of the

2022-05-06T20:33:22+02:00

Constancia – Video Lectures on Frederick II

Constancia - Video Lectures on Frederick II The project “Constancia. Women and Power in the Mediterranean Empire of Frederick II” also includes a long series of video lectures (available in the Library of the “Stanze italiane”) curated by Francesco Somaini, coordinator of the new Center for Medieval Studies of the University of Salento, dedicated to Frederick’s age. “This New York exhibition – says

2022-06-06T14:50:25+02:00

Constancia. Women and Power in the Mediterranean Empire of Frederick II

Constancia. Women and Power in the Mediterranean Empire of Frederick II Four women with the same name linked to the Swabian emperor at the center of an exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York New York, 686 Park Avenue, 7 March - 8 April 2022 [inauguration on Monday, 7 March, 5 p.m.] Constance of Hauteville, queen and empress (1154-1198), mother of

2022-03-07T12:24:10+01:00

The “Steri” Palace in Palermo

Constance - The "Steri" Palace in Palermo It has changed its intended role different times: as the residence of the Spanish viceroys, it housed the offices of the Customs, it was also the Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition, and today it is the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Palermo. Built at the beginning of the fourteenth century by Manfredi I

2022-03-07T12:05:16+01:00

Constance – Frederick II’s Treasures Preserved in the Cathedral of Palermo

Constance - Frederick II’s Treasures Preserved in the Cathedral of Palermo The “diaconicon” – one of the Norman-era apses of the Cathedral of Palermo, one of the most evocative places of the Mediterranean civilizations, where northern European traditions mingle with Arab and Muslim, Romanesque and Byzantine ones – is the starting point of a digital journey made available in the Gallery of “Stanze

2022-02-28T12:34:13+01:00

An Unknown Jewel of Frederick II from Palermo to New York

An Unknown Jewel of Frederick II from Palermo to New York From March 7 at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York within the exhibition Constance. Women and Power in the Mediterranean Empire of Frederick II you will also find the quartz cabochon found in the sarcophagus of the Emperor It sat for decades in a safe, but its brilliance never dimmed. Back

2022-02-24T21:01:35+01:00
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