Luigi Illica

Luigi Illica

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist


Biography



Shows by Luigi Illica

Title
Synopsis

France is on the brink of revolution as servants have become fed up with the nobility. While at a party hosted by the Countess de Coigny, the servant Carlo Gerard has reached his breaking point and he interrupts the party wit... read more

A group of friends are living a bohemian life in Paris and trying to make their livings creating art. Rodolfo, the writer, falls in love with the seamstress, Mimi, while Marcello, the painter, and Musetta, the singer, are th... read more

This tragic tale revolves around the young Japanese geisha, Butterfly. She is to be married to Pinkerton, an American Officer on assignment in Nagasaki. Butterfly is young and naive, and fully believes her marriage to Pinkert... read more

A tale of ill-fated romance, Manon Lescaut has been a favorite of opera goers since its debut. It is the story of a lovely young woman, Manon, who is being taken by her brother to live in a convent. Des Grieux, a local studen... read more

A tragic and political love story, Tosca explores how love overcomes all. Mario Cavaradossi, a painter, is deeply in love with Floria Tosca, a famous singer. Cavaradossi helps aid his friend Angelotti who is being pursued by... read more

Overview

Nationality
Italian
Born
5/8/1857
Died
12/16/1919
Show Categories
Opera
Genres
Drama, Romance