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

Release Date: 6/9/2017
Catalog Number: WS121.213
Conductor: Franco Capuana
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 Tebaldi, but also because of the unavailability of the recording for several years.
Works on This Recording
1. Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor), Giulio Fioravanti (Baritone), Dora Carral (Soprano), Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Silvio Maionica (Bass), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Fernanda Cadoni (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Franco Capuana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Italy
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