69. Adriana Lecouvreur (Francesco Cilea)

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR Composer: Francesco Cilea Stageplay by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé reduced to 4 acts for the lyric stage by Arturo Colautti First performed: Teatro Lirico, Milan, 6 November 1902, conducted by Cleofonte Campanini Cilea slays it with flowers in this tale of love and rivalry in 18th century Paris. CHARACTERS MAURIZIO, conte di SASSONIA (tenor): … Continue reading 69. Adriana Lecouvreur (Francesco Cilea)

66. Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)

Lyric drama in 3 acts and 5 scenesComposer: Giacomo PucciniLibrettists: Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni, after Carlo Gozzi's commedia dell'arte Chinoiserie Turandotte (1762)First performed: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 25 April 1926Turandot was Puccini's last opera: a dream-like work set in Ancient China about a frigid princess who beheads her suitors, a nameless prince, a masochistic slave-girl, … Continue reading 66. Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)

63. Legenda Bałtyku (Feliks Nowowiejski)

Opera in 3 acts By Feliks Nowowiejski Libretto: Waleria Szalay-Groele, Krystyna Jeżewska First performed: Poznań, Poland, 28 November 1924 Dossier Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946) is almost unknown outside Poland, but in the early 20th century he was seen as Poland's most important living composer. His oratorio Quo vadis?, based on Sienkiewicz's novel, was performed around the world until … Continue reading 63. Legenda Bałtyku (Feliks Nowowiejski)