Knowledge Identifier: &RAI
Ennio Morricone - In 1956, Morricone started to support his family by playing in a jazz band and arranging pop songs for the Italian broadcasting service RAI
Ennio Morricone - He was hired by RAI in 1958, but quit his job on his first day at work when he was told that broadcasting of music composed by employees was forbidden by a company rule
Mario Lanfranchi - After having "fled" from RAI in 1960 and his move to Rome, along with his crisis of rejection from opera productions and the like, he restored his strength in the theatre, supervising for television, from outside, a series of adaptations and dramatic directing projects and the first cycle of "The Anna Moffo Show"
Roman Vlad - As well, he was the president of the Italian Society for Contemporary Music in 1960 and musical consultant for the third RAI national radio and television network
Demetrio Volcic - He rose to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as foreign correspondent for the Italian television RAI
Virgilio Tosi - In the 1960s, he started cooperating with RAI, the Italian national public television network, for a number of television programmes
Liliana Cavani - Her professional career thus began making documentaries for RAI between 1961 and
Orson Welles - In 1961 Welles directed In the Land of Don Quixote, a series of eight half-hour episodes for the Italian television network RAI. Similar to the Around the World with Orson Welles series, they presented travelogues of Spain and included Welles's wife, Paola, and their daughter, Beatrice.
Dario Fo - In 1962, Fo wrote and directed a game show, "Canzonissima", for RAI. He used the show to depict the lives of ordinary people and it was a great success
Margherita Rinaldi - She sang a wide variety of roles for RAI between 1963 and 1975, such as Bertha in "Le Prophète", Cleopatra in "Giulio Cesare", Ginevra in "Ariodante", and Noraime in "Les Abencérages"
Primo Levi - In 1964 he collaborated on a radio play based upon "If This Is a Man" with the state broadcaster RAI, and in 1966 with a theatre production
Mina (singer) - As her record sales were unaffected and audiences demanded to see Mina on the air, RAI was forced to end the ban and let Mina return to television on 10 January 1964
Mario Lanfranchi - But right after that, in 1966, RAI signed a contract for the new concept of the short films of TuttoTotò, inaugurated for the first time a custom of external contracting that is today very common
Gianni Bonagura - In cinema and television, he was only used as a character actor, with the exception of the role of Dr. Watson in the 1968 RAI television series "Sherlock Holmes"
Sylvie Vartan - For nine Saturday nights in winter of 1969, Vartan starred in the "Doppia coppia" variety nights of RAI, performing her hits "Irrésistiblement" and "Le jour qui vient" in Italian
Raimondo Vianello - In the 1970s he returned to RAI with a series of Saturday shows which made him and Mondaini extremely popular as hosts and authors of sketches
The Clowns (film) - It was made for TV, the Italian station & RAI with an agreement that it would be released simultaneously on TV and as a cinema feature; RAI and co-producer Leone Film compromised on its release, with RAI broadcasting it on Christmas Day, 1970, and Leone Film releasing it theatrically in Italy the following day, December 26, 1970
Ernesto Palacio - He began his vocal studies in Milan, and after winning first prize in the "Voci Nuovi Rossiniane" competition organized by RAI in 1972, he made his debut on radio as Lindoro in "L'italiana in Algeri"
Massimo Mollica - His breakout role was Don Vito Cascio Ferro in the 1972 RAI television series "Joe Petrosino"
Gigliola Cinquetti - According to author and historian, John Kennedy O'Connor's, "The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History", the live telecast of her song was banned in her home country by the Italian national broadcaster RAI, as the event partially coincided with the campaigning for the 1974 Italian referendum on divorce which was held a month later in May.
Mario Lanfranchi - When RAI in 1977 declared the format's abrupt end, they certainly could not imagine that they would have left all of Italy in a state of mourning and sadness during the years following, even afflicting the nation with the diagnosis of "Carosello syndrome", and Italian advertising agencies have had to come to terms with that fact ever since
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries) - "Jesus of Nazareth" premiered on the Italian channel RAI 1 on 27 March 1977
Ezio Greggio - In 1978 he was hired as a comedian in RAI, appearing in "La sberla" e "Tutto compreso" with Giancarlo Nicotra and Giancarlo Magalli
Maria Dragoni - In 1979 she joined the RAI Chorus in Rome
Renato Zero - In late 1983 he took part in RAI's "Fantastico 3", the most popular Italian TV show
Giuseppe Tornatore - He worked for RAI before releasing his first full-length film, "Il Camorrista", in 1985
Alessandra Martines - In 1985 she began her collaboration with RAI, with the children's show "Pronto, chi gioca-"; she later gained great popularity with the Saturday Night shows "Fantastico" and "Europa Europa", and for her portrayal of Princess Fantaghirò in the "Fantaghirò series"
Ingrid Bjoner - In 1987, she recorded Elektra for the Italian radio RAI and in 1988 returned to the Bavarian State Opera to sing Färberin in "Die Frau ohne Schatten"
Lilli Gruber - In 1988, she became international political correspondent for RAI, covering events such as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in the former Yugoslavia, the situation in the United States after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, and the Iraqi war
Berle Sanford Rosenberg - In Italy, Rosenberg performed for RAI television in various concert and opera productions, including "Petite Messe Solennelle" , "Rigoletto" , In 1989, Berle went to the Minsk Symphony, to perform in the Eurovision production of the Verdi Requiem, in memoriam of the fifth anniversary of the Cernobyl atomic power plant tragedy
Gigliola Cinquetti - In the 1990s she became a professional journalist and TV presenter, and she currently hosts the current affairs programme "Italia Rai" on RAI International
Rosario Fiorello - Soon after, he endured a period of drug problems that kept him away from the world of TV. However, he returned to show business and television in the 1990s, displaying great abilities as a showman, first in the Mediaset networks, with RAI in 2001, 2002, and 2004 with "Stasera Pago Io"
Adriana Volpe - In 1992 she was engaged by RAI as showgirl in the program "Scommettiamo che
Beppe Grillo - When one of his shows was finally allowed to be broadcast by RAI, in 1993, it obtained a record share of 16 million viewers
Letizia Moratti - Between 1994 and 1996 she was president of the Italian state television company RAI
Pupi Avati - In 1995, he wrote the screenplay of the RAI TV miniseries, "Voci notturne", directed by Fabrizio Laurenti
Enrico Mattei - On October 25, 1995, the Italian public service broadcaster RAI reported the exhumation of the human remains of Mattei and Bertuzzi
Enzo Siciliano - From 1996 to 1998 he was President of RAI
Adriana Volpe - In 1999 she came back in RAI to take part in the weekend program "Mezzogiorno in famiglia", aired on Rai Due
Leone Pompucci - In the 2000s he continues producing a large number of commercials for & RAI while his career as director continues with the TV movie "La fuga degli innocenti", for Rai Uno. In 2011 he completes his TV movie "Il sogno del maratoneta" which is aired in 2012
Francesco Alberoni - He was a board member and senior board member of &Rai, the Italian state television network, from 2002 to 2005
Giuseppe Giannini - Giannini has worked as a match analyst for RAI following his retirement; he served as the manager of Serie C1 club Foggia from July 2003 to January 2005, when he was sacked
Franco Battiato - In 2004 he hosted a cultural show named "Bitte, keine Reclame" for a satellite channel of RAI, the Italian state network
Lilli Gruber - In the European Parliament elections of 2004 she ran as an independent candidate for the European Parliament under the centre-left Olive Tree ticket; her candidacy was proposed, together with Michele Santoro, after she was pushed out of Silvio Berlusconi-controlled RAI. She topped the Olive Tree votes in two electoral regions, and beat Berlusconi himself in the Central region vote
In 2005, the government of Silvio Berlusconi proposed partial privatization of RAI by
Amedeo Guillet - In 2007 Guillet's life story was the subject of a film made by Elisabetta Castana for RAI
Kabir Bedi - In 2007 has starred in "Chat", a radio show aired by RAI Radio2, in the role of Sandokan
Telephone tapping - An Italian tapping case which surfaced in November 2007 revealed significant manipulation of the news at the national television company RAI
Claudio Scajola - This scandal was exposed in 2008 by the RAI television program "AnnoZero"
Marco Travaglio - On 10 May 2008, Marco Travaglio commented on Renato Schifani's election as president of the Senate that one should "simply ask of the second highest office of the state to explain those relationships with those men who have subsequently been condemned for association with the Mafia" on the RAI current affairs talk show television program "Che tempo fa"
Giorgio van Straten - On February 18, 2009 he was appointed by the Parliamentary Commission for general direction and supervision of broadcasting services to the Board of Directors of the RAI
Vittorio Storaro - He was cinematographer for a BBC co-production with Italian broadcaster RAI of Verdi's "Rigoletto" over two nights on the weekend of 4 and 5 September 2010
Massimo Ranieri - In November 2010 he took part in the miniseries remake of the classic play, "Filumena Marturano", produced by Italian TV RAI Uno, with Mariangela Melato in the title role
Michele Riondino - He has been playing the title character in the RAI TV-series "The Young Montalbano" since 2012
Maurizio Colasanti - He has worked with such distinguished artists as A.Pay, B.Canino, B.Incagnoli, A. Rosand, C. M. Giulini M. Larrieu, P.Badura Skoda and I Solisti, as well as being featured in national broadcasts by RAI and Radio TRE. In 2012, he was named Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the OSUEL Symphony Orchestra
Paolo Savoldelli - In 2012, Savoldelli works for the Italian television channel RAI, providing viewers with commentaries on cycling races
Trilussa - In 2013 the Italian programm RAI broadcast a TV miniseries about Trissula's life, "Trilussa - Storia d'amore e di poesia", realized by Lodovico Gasparini
Ruggero Gabbai - In the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014 the film has been broadcast by Rai
Italy national football team - Italy's qualifying matches and friendlies are currently televised by RAI which lasts until December 2014
Gianluca Zambrotta - In 2015, he took part in and won the RAI 2 reality television game show "Monte Bianco - Sfida verticale"
Massimiliano Blardone - From 2016 he is a sports commentator for RAI