The Heroine’s Journey of Adel Tirant

What is the best thing that I love about my work as storyteller?

the thing I love most, telling stories, both in the form of a songwriter and in the form of a writer, is that I feel free to create worlds and thus participate in the divine spark

What is my idea of happiness?

happiness is best expressed when one is able to remain in the present. from this point of view the discipline of the theater and its practice, as well as meditation, have taught me to be happy, that is, to be a “human being”

What is my greatest fear?

my biggest fear is losing my balance and being overwhelmed by negative emotions. Because, when one is well, the fear of external things does not exist: fear is an internal fact

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

the thing I most regret about myself is that sometimes I am insecure and I lose lucidity …

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

I am an actress-singer. So I have to distinguish the various sectors.

For acting: Cate Blanchet, Meryl Streep, Daniel Day Lewis, Cate Winslet, Jeremy Irons, Leonardo di Caprio.

For music: Florence and the machine, Pj Hervey, Nick Cave, Iosonouncane, Miss Keta, Cosmo, Carmen Consoli, MIna, Devendra Banhart, Lady Gaga, Paolo Conte, Vinicio Capossela, Caetano Veloso, Zaz, Sior Mirkaccio, Emanuele and Adriano Urso jazz band, Her.

What is my greatest extravagance?

my greatest extravagance is the luxury of having chosen this work, so particular, with no chance of success compared to my story. I come from a small Sicilian provincial town, where the girls’ goal is still to get married within 30 years … dreaming and then being an actress is still like taking a trip to the moon …

Photo credit: Lucrezia Testa Iannilli 

On what occasion would I lie?

I could lie to get caught in a job. Or I could keep quiet about my feelings to slowly conquer a man, but if he too has the same interest …

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

In my sector in Italy there is no meritocracy: if you are a talent they should rather hide you because you reveal that those who are poorer than you are in an important position for other reasons than skill. This is tantamount to killing the life of true artists, who are the creators of taste and the salt of society

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I was very happy working with Giancarlo Sepe, a form of physical and poetic theater that includes body movement, singing, acting and visionary. It was perhaps the happiest experience

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would like to be stronger and safer especially with other human beings.

Taller and leaner in the hips, this physically …

What is my greatest achievement in work?

once I was taken to work in a film with Ridley Scott, the Oscar winner yes, the one who directed “Blade Runner”: he was shooting in Italy a film about Paul Getty and among many Italian actresses, famous and he didn’t choose me, for the only role besides that of the protagonist.

Where would I most like to live?

I would like to live in New York or California or Marseille

What is my most treasured possession?

my talent

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am very particular both as a type of beauty and as a woman. My particularity in general I would say

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I live in Rome and I really love the Caffarella park: a huge park, which becomes the countryside in the center of the city: Rome in this is truly a fantastic city, a great heritage that of the parks and villas of ancient Rome …

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I really like Necci bar, in the Pigneto district of Rome, a bar that was historically frequented by Pier Paolo Pasolini, when that area was still a suburb.

What books influenced my life and how?

I ching for the great wisdom he has given me for 20 years. “The karamazov brothers” By Dostoevsky, for the in-depth study of human psychology. “L’isola di Arturo” by Elsa MOrante, because it is like a metaphor of my childhood. “Rayuela” Di Cortazar for his genius and for having mirrored my life. “Women who run with wolves” by C.P. Estes for the awareness of the archetype of the wild woman. “jane Eyre” because in her I find myself. “The unbearable lightness of being” for the subtlety in dealing with the theme of lightness in man. Many books by Rudolph Steiner, one whose name I don’t remember, on the laws of dating and the one in which he describes life after death. “Nothing happens by chance” for how it deals with the issue of coincidences in one’s life. “Orlando” by Virgina Woolf, as it describes the story of a soul. Oliver Sacks’ books for explaining man and the existence of other planets on our own planet. Hillmann’s “code of the soul”, for explaining to me how to discover one’s own code, seed or inner primeval image, ie talent and express it.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Chico Buarque

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Jane Eyre di C. Bronte

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My first and only album is called “Adele and her heroes”: my heroes are those who bought my album through crowfunding and believed in me, I dedicated my work to them

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “C’era una volta in America” S. Leone

What role play stories in my life and work?

stories are everything, both to feed my imagination as an actress and songwriter, and because they teach a lot about life

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

they tell me everything. Jung in his autobiography, states that there is no objectivity in a biography but only a story made of it. Our life is a dream that is held up through a story that lasts from birth to death

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

my true friends

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021?

I would like to work with Pedro Almodovar, La Sugar music by Caterina Caselli, Lars Von Trier, Alessandro Michele of Gucci, Mina, Matteo Garrone, Fiorello, Paolo Sorrentino, David Lynch, the arranger Riccardo Senigallia

What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on?

I would like to work as the protagonist of a film

Where can you see me or my work in 2021?

I will work with the Messina theater, in Skakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Giampierò Ciciò, in the role of Don Juan. On January 6th my new single “Caccia alle streghe” is released about heroic and revolutionary women, hunted over the centuries as witches.

Winner of the Zonta international award for female songwriting, here a preview

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

passion for life is the flame of life, it cannot be extinguished as long as life lasts if you do not become living dead

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Gabriella Schina, Naira Gonzalez, Emma Dante, Carmen Consoli, Mina, Maria Antonietta, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Cate Winslet, Donatella Franciosi

How can you contact me?

My mail:

My number 0039 3489318538

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