Giulio Cesare Cortese was (together with Giovan Battista Basile) the greatest poet of the Neapolitan Baroque language, as well as a staunch defender and promoter of the Neapolitan language, who lived in the 16th century (1570/1575 – 1622). He was the author of works which deserve the right place in the didactic and diffusion field even outside the exclusive academic studies.
In the continuation of the initiatives launched by I Lazzari Association (we recall the study of Vaiasseide at the Grenoble in Napoli), on 22 December 2022 (400 years after his death, 22 December 1622), I Lazzari Association organized an event at Church of S.Anna di Palazzo, in the Spanish Quarters of Napoli, where the remains of Cortese rest).
The Neapolitan poet will be remembered with a short conference by Davide Brandi, where a plaque will be unveiled donated by the Lazzari Association to the Church of S .Anna di Palazzo and where a Mass will be celebrated in suffrage of G.C.Cortese.
The event is open to everyone.
Following the detailed program:
– 5.30PM- Greetings and welcome from the parish priest, Fr. Antonio Iannotti;
– 5.35PM- Conference “Who was Giulio Cesare Cortese” curated by Davide Brandi with singing interludes of sacred music curated by Francesca Curti Giardina;
– 6.30PM- Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Antonio Iannotti.
Thursday December 22nd, 2022, at 5.30PM in the Church of S.Anna di Palazzo (piazzetta/vico Rosario di Palazzo, Quartieri Spagnoli), Napoli.
Associazione I Lazzari, Napoli
Phone: +39 331 8923006
Social: La Lingua di Napoli (The Language of Napoli)