FULL Cecilia (Refice) Bergamo 2013 Mazzola Gavazzeni Pasquini Tomingas Veneziano
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Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Cecilia
- Composer: Refice Licinio
- Libretto: Emidio Mucci
- Venue & Opera Company: Sala Piatti, Bergamo, Italy
- Recorded: January 2013
- Type: Concert Live
- Singers: Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni, Serena Pasquini, Kulli Tomingas, Giuseppe Veneziano, Simone Tansini, Alberto Rota, Fabrizio Mercurio
- Orchestra: Giovanni Brollo, PIANO
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Information about the Recording
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
- Subtitles: nosubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Licinio Refice (Patrica, February 12, 1883 – Rio de Janeiro, September 11, 1954) was an Italian composer and priest. With Monsignor Lorenzo Perosi he represented the new direction taken by Italian church music in the twentieth century, and he left the popular song Ombra di nube (1935) as well as two completed operas.
His first opera Cecilia, about the legend of Saint Cecilia, created a sensation with its premiere in 1934 in Rome at the Teatro Reale dell’Opera, with Marcello Govoni as Opera Director; Claudia Muzio took the title role. His second opera, Margherita da Cortona, appeared in 1938. A third opera, Il Mago (1954), was left incomplete (within the first act).
Refice died in 1954 during morning rehearsals of Cecilia in Rio de Janeiro; Renata Tebaldi was singing the title role.