Cilea, Francesco (opera)
- Julian Budden
(b Palmi, Reggio Calabria, July 23, 1866; d Varazze, Savona, Nov 20, 1950). Italian composer. The son of an impoverished lawyer, he was educated at a boarding school in Naples from the age of seven. The influence of Francesco Florimo, the famous archivist and friend of Bellini, helped him to enter the Naples Conservatory in ...