Federico Bonetti AmendolaFederico Bonetti Amendola
(1950)

Born in 1950 in Rome, he studied both music and humanities.
He has composed four lyric operas: Apparso il mare…, in three acts (Panatenee, Anacapri, 14/9/92, CD EMI Classics); I giganti della montagna, in two parts, libretto by Franciosa based on a text by Pirandello (Batignano Festival, 15/7/95); L’Ombra, in two acts, libretto by Franciosa based on a text by Andersen (Batignano Festival, 10/8/97); and Pergolèse: Apparizioni di un mito (Teatro Pergolesi, Jesi, 04/6/99, on occasion of the bicentennial of the Pergolesi Theater). His dance
works include: Otello, (Florence, 04/11/1994, CD EMI Classics); AAA cercasi cielo (Taranto, 20/5/00); and Natura Mundi (Assisi, Turin, November 2000).

Among his instrumental, electro-acoustic and songcycle works we have: Pulsar 083345, for the IV Astrophysical Marcel Grossmann Meeting (Rome, Università La Sapienza, 21/6/85); Concerto Planetario (Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, 14/07/90); Green Planet (Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, 13/7/91); Missa Innocentium for the 50th anniversary of the UNUNICEF foundation (Basilica Superiore di Assisi, 14/ 4/96 CD MM San Paolo); Mirrors of Love, for Brighton Festival 98 (Brighton, Royal Pavilion 5/5/98); Icone (Milan, Brera Academy 7/04/00); Il Volo del Falcone (Anagni Festival 7/7/02 ); L’uomo e l’allodola (Assisi, Festival Internazionale per la Pace 7/9/02); and Chordis Actis (Colòn Theater, Buenos Aires, 6/4/04).Elia: Pietra su pietra, a musical story (Teatro Signorelli, Cortona 7/11/04); Il Sogno di Galileo, (Palazzo Altemps, Rome 30/12/04); I Fioretti di San Francesco, an oratorio in three performances (Progetto Vultus Artis, Cenacolo di Santa Croce, Florence 20-22/10/05); Era mia…, song-cycle (Festival Spazio Memoria, Viterbo, 10/07/06); and Amor Sacro. Amor profano/ Natura Mundi et Animae opera in two parts (Florence, Rome, Vienna, 08/12/06).

He has composed numerous pieces for theatre and television, including: Edipo, directed by Glauco Mauri, (1982/84); Così è (se vi pare), directed by Franco Zeffirelli (Rai, 1985); I Giganti della Montagna, directed by Mauro Bolognini (Rai, 1989); Lucrezia Borgia (Rai, 1994); Francesco a testa in giù, with Marco Baliani (Rai, 1999).