Bruno Leone

Anna Leone (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)
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Bruno Leone was born in Montemurro (Potenza) on 15 November 1949, the third son of Lucanian painter Maria Padula (1915-1987) and Campanian artist Giuseppe Antonello Leone (1917-2016). His other siblings were also born in Montemurro, the birthplace of Maria Padula where the family lived: Nicola Giuliano (1943-2020), Silvio Domenico (1946), and Rosa Maria called Rosellina (1951). In 1952, Giuseppe Antonello Leone obtained a teaching position in Salerno, and the family moved to Vietri sul Mare. Here Bruno attended an

opera dei pupi

show – a representation of

Il Guerrin Meschino

 [Wretched Guerrin] – and heard the voice of Pulcinella for the first time, from a puppet theater set up on Salerno’s seafront. In 1957, the family moved to Naples, where Bruno remained to study together with…

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Citation: Leone, Anna. "Bruno Leone". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 April 2023 [, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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