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Cilea: Adriana Lecoucreur / Capuana, Tebaldi, Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra


Release Date: 06/09/2017 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: 213  
Composer:  Francesco Cilča
Performer:  Angelo MercurialiSilvio MaionicaFranco RicciardiMario Del Monaco,   ... 
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusSanta Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Among the operas of the Italian verismo, the Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea is one among the few that have survived. With its refined orchestration and dramatic use of voices, this Italian masterpiece is much closer to the contemporary European productions of Strauss and Debussy than to the feelings of the creative season between Rossini and Puccini. Its recording history is not rich, but the famous edition recorded by Decca in 1961 in Florence remains, after so many years, one of the landmarks of Adriana discography. It is dominated by the presence of Renata Tebaldi, one of the few big stars (the other was Magda Olivero) that kept constantly this role in her repertoire. We there fore publish a new edition, not only as a tribute to Read more Tebaldi, but also because of the unavailability of the recording for several years. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilča
Performer:  Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Silvio Maionica (Bass), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor),
Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Giulio Fioravanti (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano),
Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Dora Carral (Soprano), Fernanda Cadoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Giovanni Foiani (Bass)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 

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