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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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LondonL'arlesianaNew production

L'arlesiana
Cilea: L'arlesiana
Dane Lam; Oliver Platt; Opera Holland Park; Alyson Cummins; Fflur Wyn; Samantha Price; Yvonne Howard

BerlinAdriana Lecouvreur (konzertant)

Adriana Lecouvreur (konzertant)
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Michelangelo Mazza; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Anna Netrebko; Alessandro Corbelli; Yusif Eyvazov; Clémentine Margaine

AmsterdamA night at the opera with Elīna Garanča

© Holger Hage
Verdi, Cilea
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karel Mark Chichon; Elīna Garanča

MadridLas Voces del Real: Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov

Cilea, Leoncavallo, Boito, Puccini, Giordano, Catalani, Lehár
Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real; Denis Vlasenko; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov

BellinghamGala Evening of Favorite Opera Arias and Choruses

Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, Bizet, Donizetti, Cilea, Bernstein
The Bellingham Festival Orchestra; Michael Palmer; Jamie Barton; Bellingham Festival Chorus
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Stars light up Cilea's humid potboiler at the Met

Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Although Adriana Lecouvreur could never be referred to as one of the world’s greatest operas, Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili and Piotr Beczała give it the star treatment at the Metropolitan Opera. 
*****
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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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