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Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, of Civic Commitment, will be the guest of Bruno Vespa in the Porta a Porta episode broadcast tomorrow at 11.30pm on Rai 1.

The 45 days that separated the fall of fascism, on 25 July 1943, from the announcement of the armistice, on 8 September 1943: a period that coincided with the darkest and most tragic days in the history of Italy. The last appointment with Paolo Mieli and “La Grande Storia”, broadcast tomorrow at 21.20 on Rai 3, tells the story of the Anglo-Americans signed in Cassibile on 3 September, made known only on 8 September while the Allied landing in Salerno was in progress. Furthermore, the aim was on the flight of the King, Vittorio Emanuele III, of the royal court and of the entire government, towards Brindisi, while the troops of the Nazi Reich attacked the Italian armed forces, devoid of orders and abandoned to themselves. Finally, the choice of those who decided to resist the Nazi occupation: the birth of the CLN, the National Liberation Committee, and the history of Italia Libera, the partisan formation made up of a handful of men and women who knew how to build an army from nothing. who fought in the valleys of the Cuneo area until the days of the Liberation. “La Grande Storia” is a program of the Rai Culture and Educational Directorate.

The cycle “La Grande Opera all’Arena di Verona” opens with Carmen by Bizet, the first opera staged by Franco Zeffirelli at the Arena di Verona, which Rai Cultura will re-propose from Thursday 8 September at 9.15 pm on Rai 5, with the extraordinary participation of Luca Zingaretti who underlines some key moments of the works. In Carmen, protagonists are the voices of Clémentine Margaine in the title role, Gilda Fiume (Micaela), Brian Jadge (Don Josè) and Luca Micheletti (Escamillo). On the podium of Orchestra, Chorus, Ball of the Arena di Verona Foundation there is Marco Armiliato and the choir master is Ulisse Trabacchin. The A.LI.VE. is directed by Paolo Facincani. With the extraordinary participation of the Compañia Antonio Gades, artistic director Stella Arauzo. The television direction is by Fabrizio Guttuso Alaimo. The cycle also includes La traviata and Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi.

On Rai Storia ‘aCdC’ – The latest from Ukraine to ‘Radio3 Mondo’ on Rai Radio3

Castles under attack: from crossbows to gunpowder. How has the development of the art of war changed the history of architecture? It was revealed by “The builders of castles”, broadcast tomorrow at 21.10 on Rai Storia for the “aCdC” cycle with the introduction by Professor Alessandro Barbero. Afterwards, “aCdC” proposes the second episode of “The Silk Road”, which starts from a study as singular as it is illuminating on the transmission of bacteria and diseases, which play so much part in the life and development of societies. In the excavations of a remote outpost on the Silk Road, very active during the Han dynasty, the equivalents of our toilet paper were found and in the residues still present, a pathogenic liver worm is found that should have been thousands of kilometers further east . Other studies in European cemeteries seem to have shown that the black plague originated in central Asia. The doc follows its development in Europe, investigating the consequences for the population, reduced by about one third, and the “birth of a middle class” that will give new impetus to the traffic of spices with the East.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urged Russia and Ukraine to agree on a demilitarized perimeter around the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. “We are playing with fire,” said the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, in a video speech to the United Nations Security Council. President Vladimir Putin, today, in his speech during the economic forum in the city of Vladivostok, said that his country has only gained from the global stalemate over the invasion of Ukraine: “We have lost nothing and we will not lose anything.” Meanwhile the bombings and destruction in various areas of the Ukraine. At Radio3 Mondo, tomorrow at 11 on Rai Radio 3, Marina Lalovic will talk about it with Emma Farné, correspondent of Rai News 24 in Zaporizhzhia and in the Donbass. Andrea Borgnino’s Interferenze will resume the story of the war via radio in Ukraine amid Russian signals that are populating the Donbass and the war of hackers who take control of the radios on both fronts.

Antonio Allegri known as Correggio, from the name of the town where he was born, was an innovator, capable of studying techniques and dyes that still surprise scholars today. The documentary “Correggio, from shadow to light”, by Emanuela Avallone and Linda Tugnoli, produced by Rai Cultura, broadcast tomorrow at 19.20 on Rai 5, investigates how Correggio did not immediately obtain the recognition of his contemporaries, crushed by predecessors such as Raphael , Michelangelo, Leonardo. Then, over the centuries, his painting was rediscovered little by little, becoming a painter loved all over the world. “Every museum in the world has a Correggio” says Sylvain Bellenger, Director of the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte. However, the artist was loved and copied by his contemporaries, as told by Francesca Cappelletti, Director of the Galleria Borghese in Rome. “Capable of extraordinary strokes of genius”, says the writer Melania Mazzucco, in front of the famous Danae di Correggio at the Galleria Borghese and describes the Amori di Giove cycle, a hymn to beauty and amorous pleasure, where the woman, for the first time, has an active leading role. Correggio’s works have often been hidden and forgotten, like the jewel of the Camera della Badessa, in the Benedictine Convent of San Paolo in Parma, described, among others, Elisabetta Fadda, professor of Renaissance art history at the University of of Parma. After two centuries of seclusion, the room was rediscovered in the 1700s by Mengs, who was fascinated by it. Another forgotten work was discovered by chance in Fano, by Dario Fo. He himself, playwright, writer, actor, had the intuition to recognize Correggio’s hand in a small family portrait. Correggio was also the author of small paintings, but also immense frescoes. In a Parma far from the great cultural centers of the sixteenth century, Correggio dismantles the structures of perspective by modeling a pre-Baroque imaginary, as in the dome of San Giovanni Evangelista. Even today, thanks to the restoration led by Marcello Castrichini, unseen figures are discovered, exceptional pictorial choices, and an ability to capture light, which finally, with modern scientific analyzes, finds its explanation. Then we arrive at the magnificent dome of the Parma Cathedral, of which the writer Michele Frazzi speaks, describing the immense crowd of angels and saints that accompanies the ascent of Mary, as if it were perfectly suspended in the void. At the Monumental Complex of the Pilotta in Parma, the director Simone Verde guides the nineteenth-century rediscovery of Correggio who, thanks to the engravings by Paolo Toschi, then director of the Academy of Fine Arts, will become the hero of Parma national painting, and which today the Pilotta celebrates with a new permanent exhibition.

On Rai3 ‘Past and Present’ – The new decree helps ‘Radio too’ on Rai Radio1

After 8 September and the German occupation of Rome, the young Jewish Celeste Di Porto comes into contact with a fascist gang that is dedicated to hunting Jews and begins to denounce their co-religionists. After the massacre in via Rasella, on 23 March 1944, she has twenty-six of them captured, who the next day are killed in the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine. Painful pages commented by Professor Lucetta Scaraffia and Paolo Mieli on “Past and Present”, broadcast tomorrow at 1.15pm on Rai 3 and at 8.30pm on Rai Storia. After the war, Celeste is arrested and put on trial. Even Elena Hoehn, a German who has lived in Italy since the 1920s, after the liberation of Rome is accused of being a Nazi spy and of having arrested Giovanni Frignani, the lieutenant colonel of the carabinieri who by order of the King had arrested Mussolini on the 25th. July. Frignani, who after the Armistice joins the Resistance, is housed and hidden in Elena’s house and right there, after a few months, is arrested by the SS along with two other carabinieri officers. He will die two months later at the Fosse Ardeatine. The two women met in prison in 1946 and Anna Hoehn, a Lutheran who had already converted to Catholicism in the 1930s, convinces Celeste Di Porto to convert too. Celeste is baptized after having served her sentence, and this path of conversion, which presents many doubts and ambiguities, leads the two women to meet Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement.

A measure and a decision are imminent that will have serious consequences on the economic life of Italians: the new aid decree and the probable new ECB squeeze. It will be discussed tomorrow on “Radio too”, hosted by Giorgio Zanchini on Rai Radio1 from 7.30 to 9.30. At 8.30 the leader of Action Carlo Calenda will be a guest, while after 9 there will be other issues under discussion in these days: 110% and the sale of Ita. In the time slot 7.30-8.00 the guests will be: Claudio Tito, La Repubblica correspondent in Brussels; Camilla Conti, journalist of The Truth and Panorama; Daniele Manca, deputy director of Il Corriere della Sera. Between 8.30-9 there will be: Carlo Calenda, leader of Action; Susanna Turco, L’Espresso. In the last part of the broadcast, between 9.05 and 9.30 you will be able to hear: Alessandro Genovesi, general secretary of Fillea Cgil; Federica Brancaccio, President of Ance; Gianni Dragoni, Il Sole 24 ore; Ivan Viglietti, national secretary of Uil Trasporti.

One of the most complete and exhaustive portraits of Joni Mitchell, a folksinger entered in history and counted among the main exponents of the female songwriting school. It is the documentary “Joni Mitchell. Woman Of Heart And Mind “, directed by Stephanie Bennett, broadcast tomorrow at 24.00 on Rai 5. A biography in which the artist tells about himself, between lights and shadows: a difficult and troubled life that he has been able to transform into poetry, passing from folk, jazz, electronic experimentation. The documentary alternates stock footage with exclusive interviews with artists who have worked with her, such as David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Judy Collins and Bob Dylan.