Francesco Cilea

Francesco Cilea

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francesco Cilea was an Italian composer. Today he is particularly known for his operas L'arlesiana and Adriana Lecouvreur. Born in Palmi near Reggio Calabria, Cilea gave early indication of an aptitude for music when at the age of four he heard a performance of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma and was greatly affected by it. He was sent to study music at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Maiella in Naples, where he quickly demonstrated his diligence and precocious talent, earning a gold medal from the Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione. In 1889, for his final examination at the end of his course of study, he submitted his opera Gina, with a libretto by Enrico Golisciani which was adapted from the old French play Catherine, ou La Croix d'or by Baron Anne-Honor -Joseph Duveyrier de M l sville. This melodramma idilico was performed in the college theatre, and it attracted the attention of the publishers Sonzogno, who arranged for a second production, in Florence, in 1892show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136658992
  • 9786136658995