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Maria Luisa Meo

Now a retired teacher of English Language and Culture, Maria Luisa Meo has always been interested in writing in different forms and genres. She has been writing and directing plays about authors and themes connected with didactic activities for many decades. She is the author of four scripts of documentary theatre about focal moments of Italian history and culture of the XX century. The titles are: 25 aprile; Fuoco e ombre; Riflusso e fango, I giovani e il ’68. The plays trace the period of fascism, of terrorism, of reflux with important cues of general concern. For some years she has been involved in local history and has been conducting research about social and cultural topics linked to the development of the territory. Publications about local history: Città della Pieve 1900-1954. Cultura, politica e società, Crediumbria, 2011; Città della Pieve 1945-1980. Cultura, politica e società, Fabbri Editore, 2016; Il Borgo da Dentro, Terziere Borgo Dentro, 2017; Lucida visione. I cinquant’anni del liceo di Città della Pieve tra storia e futuro, Fabbri Editore, 2019.
For many years Ms. Meo has been cooperating with International Theater of Philadelphia (IOT), supporting the realization of operas in Città della Pieve. She has also translated the texts of three cantatas written in English by Karen Lauria Saillant, with music by Hildegard Von Bingen and living Sardinian composer, Mariano Garau, premiered by young American sopranos, under the direction of Karen Lauria Saillant for Assisi Suono Sacro Festival 2016, 2017, 2018: Hildegard Von Bingen, Bambina Mistica, with Italian opera singer, Agnese Piazienti as Hildegard, at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, in front of the porziuncola and also at La Scarzuola, Montegabbione as well as at The Sisters of Saint Francis, Philadelphia; Bambina Mistica e La Vergine Nera with Jamaican opera singer, Carline Waugh, performed at Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi and also at The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, outside of Philadelphia; Hildegard Von Bingen, I Bambini di Fatima e il Miracolo del Sole, at Santuario di Fatima, Citta’ della Pieve, the 1st church in Italy to be dedicated to The Madonna of Fatima.

Maria Luisa Meo’s libretto about Dante is based on personalized extracts from Vita Nova and Divine Comedy with references to T. S. Eliot.