Francesco Cilea

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... read moreThe reputation of Italian composer Francesco Cilea (1866-1950) primarily rests on one work, the verismo opera Adriana Lecouvreur (1902), based on the true story of an ill-fated eighteenth century actress. Cilea came from a middle-class background, and his family did not approve of his pursuit of...

Key songs

Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima Ho Stanca
Francesco Cilea
2:18
Adriana Lecouvreur: La Dolcissima Effigie
Francesco Cilea
2:18
Adriana Lecouvreur: "Io Son L'umile Ancella"
Francesco Cilea
2:57
"Adriana Lecouvreur": Acerba Vollutà, Dolce Tortura
Francesco Cilea
4:09
Adriana Lecouvrer: Poveri Fiori
Francesco Cilea
3:10

Biography

Country Of origin: Italy

Composer and music professor Cilea's most famous opera is the durable Adriana LeCouvreur. He also composed chamber music and songs. Cilea studied piano and composition at the Naples Conservatory, then went on to a distinguished career teaching and finally heading up several music conservatories in Italy and Sicily. ~ All Music Guide~ Rovi