Wanda Benedetti (prima da dx) e Toni Barpi (quinto da dx, in piedi) insieme a Cesco Baseggio (seduto, al centro) e, tra gli altri, Gino Cavalieri, Carlo Lodovici e Renato Simoni in occasione dello spettacolo Tramonto, 1950. Foto Carlo Aschieri
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of actress Wanda Benedetti (Treviso, 31 October 1923 – Treviso, 12 July 2017) and of the tenth anniversary of the death of actor Toni Barpi (Feltre, 13 July 1920 – Treviso, 31 October 2013), the Institute for Theatre and Opera intends to promote a study day dedicated to the Veneto theatre scene in the second half of the twentieth century. The two actors, companions both in life and on stage, worked with some of the most important directors of the
time, including Cesco Baseggio, Carlo Lodovici, Renato Simoni, Maurizio Scaparro and Luigi Squarzina. The meeting will provide an opportunity to recall not only the work of these two performers, but more generally to reconstruct a cross-section of theatre in the Veneto area in the decades following WWII.
Wanda Benedetti and Toni Barpi, whose personal archives are conserved by the Institute, worked with other artists whose memory is preserved by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, including stage designer Mischa Scandella, directors Arnaldo Momo, Giovanni Poli and the aforementioned Luigi Squarzina and Maurizio Scaparro.