Who is Stefano Massini: biography of the writer who is currently a guest in Sanremo

Who is Stefano Massimi? There is great anticipation for the song that the writer – together with Paolo Jannacci, son of the late Enzo – will bring to the stage of the Ariston theater on the occasion of the third evening of the 2024 Sanremo Festival.
Stefano Massimi will talk about the delicate topic of deaths at work in Sanremo and he will do it with the song L'uomo nel lampo, an authentic social denunciation of this sad plague that has been plaguing our country for years.
This is how the writer spoke about the passage: “ 1485 people died in 2023 at work and two in the last few hours.
We say earning to live, but here we are talking about earning to die.
All this always happens with the alibi of deplorable fatality.
They are deaths that no one remembers, they are humiliated when it is said that it was a coincidence.
Maximum hypocrisy.
If the rights of those workers had been protected, 70% of them would still be alive and watching Sanremo." “We will do something very strong and the piece is dramatic – added Massimi regarding the unreleased song that he will bring to the Sanremo Festival -.
It is the story of a worker who dies very young in a factory explosion.
This worker leaves behind a son, born a few days ago.
With Paolo I imagined that the father was speaking to his son from a photograph placed in the living room." Let's take a look at the biography of Stefano Massimi, the writer who has long since also become a television personality who recently triumphed at the Tony Award, the most important American theater award comparable to the cinema Oscars.
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After classical high school and a degree in ancient literature, at the age of 24 he began to frequent the theatrical environment, collaborating with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
In 2001 he began working as a volunteer assistant to Luca Ronconi at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
During this experience he was able to refine his writing skills and begin to dedicate himself to composing new texts.
The turning point in his career came in 2005 when he triumphed at the Tondelli prize with the original work «The deafening odor of white».
Then taking inspiration from the events following the economic crisis, Massini wrote the Lehman Trilogy between 2009 and 2012 which then brought him international recognition.
Today he also collaborates with Repubblica where every day he explains the etymology of an Italian word or expression in a two-minute video within the "words in progress" column.
The television audience also came to know him through his regular presence on Piazzapulita, the La 7 broadcast hosted by Corrado Formigli where the writer told many stories with his interventions which have become a cult on the internet.
Very little is known about Stefano Massini's private life.
It is known that the writer has been romantically linked for about 14 years with Luisa Cattaneo, a Florentine interpreter.
At the 2024 Sanremo Festival he is one of the guests of the third evening, bringing the song L'uomo nel lampo which talks about the topic of deaths in Italy at work to the Ariston stage.
Victory at the Tony Award The Italian writer and playwright Stefano Massini triumphed at the Tony Award in 2022, the most important American award for theater comparable to the cinema Oscars.
Massini won best play for “The Lehman Trilogy,” a three-act play based on the story of the Lehman Brothers family.
The Tony Awards are the most important theater awards in America and one of the most important in the world.
In 2022 the 75th edition returned to City Hall in New York two years after the pandemic.
Among the candidates for the most prestigious award for best work of the year, «The Lehman Trilogy» managed to triumph.
The work of the Italian writer and playwright reached the final with 8 nominations, in addition to the award for best work, it also took home the award for best leading actor thanks to the performances of Simon Russell Beale, best director thanks to Sam Mendes, best set design with Es Devlin and best lighting design with Jon Clark.
The Lehman Trilogy by Massini tells the 150-year history of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, from its foundation until its bankruptcy in 2008.
The opera was staged for the first time in 2015 at the small theater in Milan thanks to the director Luca Ronconi before touring all the most important Italian theatres.
In October 2021 the New York debut at the Nederlander Theater one year after the scheduled home date of the postponement due to the pandemic.
It closed the season last January.
Lasting 3 and a half hours, the opera includes 185 roles, played by three actors.
Given the extraordinary success in the theater, Fandango is already working on the production of a TV series directed by Domenico Procacci which will then be sold on the world market.

Author: A.W.M.

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