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Composer: Cilea, Francesco (1866-1950)

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Year of birth1866
Year of death1950
NationalityItaly
Period20th century
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BerlinL'arlesiana

© Simon Fowler | Decca
Cilea: L'Arlesiana
Paolo Arrivabeni; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Joseph Calleja; Guanqun Yu; Dolora Zajick; Marrero Meechot

BudapestRamón Vargas recital

Ramón Vargas recital
Liszt, Montsalvatge, Leoncavallo, Cilea, Respighi, Mascagni, Denza, Tosti, Rossini
Ramón Vargas; Charles Spencer; Hungarian State Opera

SevilleAdriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Pedro Halffter; Lorenzo Mariani; Nicola Rubertelli; Giusi Giustino; Ainhoa Arteta; Teodor Ilincăi

MadridAngela Gheorghiu & George Petean

Angela Gheorghiu & George Petean
Verdi, Puccini, Cilea
Orchestra of the Teatro Real; Angela Gheorghiu; George Petean; Ciprian Teodorascu

LuganoOSI al LAC - Arie & Bizet

Cilea, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Bizet
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Michael Sanderling; Maria Agresta
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Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Valentin Baranovsky | State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
Isabelle Patriot-Pieri's new production is a quirky mix of traditional and the opposite; Netrebko shows her star quality; Eyvasov impresses.
****1
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Overflowing with emotions: Adriana Lecouvreur

Klaus Schneider (Abbé de Chazeuil) and Frederika Brillembourg (Princesse de Bouillon) © Falk von Traubenberg
Musically and scenically sumptuous melodrama with a solid cast in Karlsruhe.
*****
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Gerald Finley stars in Adriana Lecouvreur

© Catherine Ashmore | ROH
Gerald Finley's velvet baritone lights up this revival of David McVicar's production of Cilea's murder story
***11
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Cilea's diva makes a successful return to Naples

Barbara Frittoli (Adriana Lecouvreur) © Francesco Squeglia
A piece of Italian verismo well worth being in the repertoire, beautifully staged and sung.
****1
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Betrothal and Betrayal: JPYA summer performance

Excerpt from Adriana Lecouvreur © Clive Barda
School’s out for summer and with it the opportunity for the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists to showcase their talents in the end of term main stage performance. 
***11
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