Cilea, Francesco

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Cilea, Francesco (b Palmi, Calabria, 1866; d Varazza, 1950). It. composer. First opera, Gina (1889), prod. while he was student. Other operas incl. La tilda (1892), L'Arlesiana (1897), Adriana Lecouvreur (1902), and Gloria (1907). Prof. of pf., Naples Cons., 1894–6, of comp., Florence Mus. Inst. 1896–1904, dir. Palermo Cons. 1913–16, Naples Cons. 1916–35.