|The memories of Alberto Terrani, her husband|
|As a kid,
the fairy tales I liked the most were those that spoke about a prince meeting
a beautiful young girl, met by chance but immediately imposed by the beauty
of her face, the sweetness of her traits, the purity of her heart, the dignity
of her character. And when she started to sing, with a bright and musical
voice, the sudden infatuation turned in love, an infinite love, without
They got married, she became the Queen adored by her King and by her people...
And everything ended with "...and they lived happily ever after".
|I lived this fairy tale in first person when thirty years ago in Padova, my Hometown, I was invited at a liric and prose evening party. That way I met Lucia Valentini: I was spellbound by the beauty of her face, the sweetness of her traits, the purity of her heart, the dignity of her character, and I was enraptured by her voice when she started to sing. The Love was complete, because I found in her everything I ever dreamed for as an expression, unique, of woman for whom it was worth to give it all. As a matter of fact Lucia was, and is, unique.|
in her personality, interwoven of humanity, intelligence, tenderness and
freedom. Unique in her work as a liric artist: her singing, conquered
with a constant and continue application, with a never superficial dedication,
with tension and respect for the music and the public. Unique in her relating
with others, always generous and full of attentions in front of selfishness
and jelousy, joy and pain, full of solidariety toward those in need. Unique
in her faith. Accepting all the trials (Of triumph and exclusion, of fragility
and weakness, of faith in recovery and knowledge that there was no hope)
as steps of her approach to the Lord, during a pilgrimage that gives meaning
to the earthly existence.
My life with her has been an extraordinary adventure, the only expression of "...and they lived happily ever after".
Even today, the fairy tale continues with the FONDAZIONE LUCIA VALENTINI TERRANI ONLUS and the cultural, artistic and social activities that give further dignity to Lucia's name locating her memory in the universe of suffering and human promotion, provident icon of positive values of life.
For all this inexhaustible is my engagement, complete is my will, totally donated is my person.
...Alberto Terrani ...