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Luigi Illica (1857–1919)


Italian librettist, one of the earliest to devise his own plots, as in "Andrea Chénier" and "Siberia," and was instrumental in breaking down the rigid system of Italian operatic metres into lines of irregular length. See more trivia »

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 2014 CJDG - En film om Carl Johan De Geer (Documentary) (lyrics: "È lucevan le stelle" (from the opera "Tosca", from a libretto by nm0316044 and nm0407794)) / (writer: "È lucevan le stelle" (from the opera "Tosca", from a libretto by nm0316044 and nm0407794))
 2014 Saint Laurent (writer: "Tosca, Act II: "Vissi d'arte")
 2014 Grace of Monaco (writer: "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana")
 2014 Yves Saint Laurent (writer: "Tosca, Act II: "Vissi d'arte", "La Wally, Act I: "Ebben?... Ne Andrò Lontana")
 2013 Downton Abbey (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #4.3 (2013) ... ("Donde lieta uscì" (Mimì's Farewell), uncredited)
 2013 One Chance (writer: "Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme", "O Soave Fanciulla from La Boheme", "Quando M'en Vo from La Boheme")
 2013 Avant l'hiver ("Si mi chiamano Mimi (from opera "La Bohème"))
 2012 Quartet ("Vissi d'arte")
 2012 Días de pesca ("Che gelida manina")
 2012 Snabba cash II (writer: "È lucevan le stelle")
 2012 Lilyhammer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Guantanamo Blues (2012) ... ("La Bohème, Act II: Quando Me'n Vo' 'Musetta's Waltz'")
 2011 Jussi i våra hjärtan (Documentary) (lyrics: "Tosca") / (writer: "Tosca")
 2010 The American (writer: "Un Bel Di Vedremo")
 2010 L'immortel (lyrics: "E Lucevan Le Stelle Ah Franchigia A Floria Tosca", "Ehii Rodolfo ... O Soave Fanciulla", "Un Bel Di Vedremo" - as L. Illica)
 2009 The Last Station ("Un bel dì vedremo")
 2009 Hung (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "Un Bel di Vedremo" - uncredited)
 2009 Hay alguien ahí (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Zombi (2009) ... (lyrics: "Un bel di vedremo")
 2008 Quantum of Solace ("Tosca")
 2008 Two Lovers (writer: "Sola Perduta Abbandonata: Manon Lescaut" (1893))
 2007 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bang, Bang, Your Debt (2007) ... ("La Wally, Act I: aria: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana", uncredited)
 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera (writer: "O Soave Fasciulla - La Boheme" - as Illica)
 2007 Atonement (writer: "O Soave Fanciulla, O Dolce Viso")
 2007 No Reservations (writer: "Un Bel Di Vedremo" from "Madame Butterfly")
 2006 Rocky Balboa ("E Lucevan le Stelle")
 2006 The Unknown Woman ("Donna non vidi mai")
 2005 Combien tu m'aimes? (writer: "Ancora Un Passo (excerpt from Madame Butterfly)")
 2005 Fierce People (writer: "Un bel di vedremo" from "Madama Butterfly")
 2004 A Good Woman (writer: "Un Bel Di Vedremo" from "Madama Butterfly")
 2004 Pour le plaisir (writer: "Un Bel di, vedremo")
 2004 Against the Ropes ("La Wally")
 2003 4 Freunde und 4 Pfoten ("Un bel di vedremo")
 2003 Under the Tuscan Sun (lyrics: "Humming Chorus")
 2003 I'm Not Scared (writer: "Che gelida manina" from La Boheme)
 2002 Meitantei Conan: Bekâ Sutorîto no bôrei ("Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore", uncredited)
 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights (writer: "Recondita Armonia" - as L. Illica)
 2002 Death to Smoochy (writer: "Madame Butterly", "Tosca - Vissi D'Arte" - as L. Illica)
 2002 Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman (TV Movie) (writer: "La Wally / A Question of Honour")
 2001 Speaking of Sex (writer: "Quando me n'vo" (from La Bohème))
 2001 An American Rhapsody ("La Boheme: Sì, mi chiamano Mimì" (1896))
 2001 Konsten att flagga (Short) (lyrics: "Come un bel dì di maggio. Ur Andrea Chénier") / (writer: "Come un bel dì di maggio. Ur Andrea Chénier")
 2000 The Man Who Cried ("E lucevan le stelle")
 1999 Anywhere But Here (writer: "I'ho Abbandonato")
 1999 The Love Letter ("Si Mi Chiamano Mimi", "Recondita Armonia", "Presto, su! Mario! Mario!")
 1998 Radiance (music: "Madame Butterfly")
 1998 Deep Impact (writer: "La Bohème" - as Luigi Illicia)
 1997 The Wax Mask ("E lucevan le stelle", uncredited)
 1996 Jägarna (lyrics: "'E Lucevan Le Stella' from "Tosca") / (writer: "'E Lucevan Le Stella' from "Tosca")
 1995 The Hounds of Riga ("La Bohème")
 1992 Mulla ei ole mitään (Documentary) ("Tosca, Cavarados' Aria")
 1992 The Fear Inside (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Vissi D'arte, Vissi D'Amore")
 1991 South of Wawa (lyrics: "Rodolfo's Aria")
 1991 Howling VI: The Freaks (Video) (lyrics: "Mi Chiamano Mimi")
 1990 Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Recondita Armonia", "E Lucevan Le Stelle")
 1989 Arbeitersaga (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Juni 1961 - Die Verlockung (1989) ... (lyrics: "Wollt ihr mich nun lieben" - uncredited)
 1988 The Moderns ("Un bel di" (1904), uncredited)
 1987 Moonstruck ("La Bohème")
 1982 Der Zauberberg ("Un bel dì, vedremo")
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Un bel di vedremo" - uncredited)
 1978 The Adventures of Picasso ("Mi chiamano Mimì." [from the opera "La Bohème"], "Che gelida manina." [from the opera "La Bohème"], "O soave fanciulla."[from the opera "La Bohème"])
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Miskel Spillman/Elvis Costello (1977) ... (lyrics: "Aria from 'Madame Butterfly'")
 1976 Derrick (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Schock (1976) ... (music: "Tosca, Akt 3")
 1967 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Alumni Reunion (1967) ... (lyrics: "Si. Mi chiamano Mimi")
 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.1 (1966) ... (writer: "Vicino a te")
 1963 Bluebeard (lyrics: "E lucevan le stelle", "Mi chiamano Mimi" - uncredited)
 1962 My Geisha (writer: "MADAMA BUTTERFLY" Sequences)
 1958 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 October 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Un bel dì" - uncredited)
 1956 Serenade ("O Soave Fanciulla", uncredited)
 1955 Beautiful But Dangerous ("Vissi d'arte" from opera "Tosca") / (lyrics: "Manon Lescaut") / (writer: "Tosca")
 1955 Interrupted Melody ("La bohème" (1896), "Madame Butterfly" (1904), uncredited)
 1953 So This Is Love (lyrics: "Si, mi chiamo Mimi (Mimi's Aria)" - uncredited)
 1953 Melba ("O soave fanciulla", "Vissi d'arte")
 1951 Grounds for Marriage ("La Boheme", uncredited)
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio ("Musetta's Waltz", uncredited)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up ("Un Bel Di", uncredited)
 1948 Mad About Opera ("Andrea Chenier" (1894-96))
 1948 Dream Girl ("Un bel di (One Fine Day)", uncredited)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday ("Visi d'Arte", uncredited)
 1942 Broken Love (lyrics: "La bohème (excerpts from acts III and IV)")
 1940 It's a Date (lyrics: "Musetta's Waltz from 'La bohème'" (1896) - uncredited)
 1939 First Love ("Un bel di (One Fine Day)")
 1939 Lady of the Tropics ("Ai tuoi piedi son", uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (lyrics: "Un Bel Di" (1904), "Quando M'En Vo (Musetta's Waltz)" (1896) - uncredited)
 1937 I'll Take Romance ("First Act Duet from 'Madame Butterfly'")
 1936 Thou Art My Joy ("È lucevan le stelle", "Donna non vidi mai", "No! Pazzo son! Guardate!", uncredited)
 1936 Thank You, Madame ("Che gelida manina" (from La Bohème))
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld ("Un bel dì vedremo", uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie ("Tosca" (1900), uncredited)
 1935 Here's to Romance ("Selection from the opera 'Tosca'")
 1935 Love Me Forever ("Musetta's Street Song" from the opera "La Bohème", "Tiny Hand" from the opera "La Bohème")
 1935 My Heart Is Calling ("Tosca" (various arias))
 1935 Enter Madame! ("Tosca")
 1934 One Night of Love ("Un bel di" (1904), uncredited)
 1934 Mein Herz ruft nach dir ("Tosca" (various arias))
 1934 Mon coeur t'appelle ("Tosca" (various arias))
 1933 La chanson d'une nuit (lyrics: "Che gelida manina" (from La Bohème))
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(January 9 to March 7, 2004) He and Giuseppe Giacosa were librettists for Baz Luhrman's production of Puccini's opera, "La Boheme," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Giacomo Puccini was composer. Baz Luhrman was also director. Catherine Martin was set designer. Nigel Levings was lighting designer. Acme Sound ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Francesco Luigi Illica | L. Illica | Illica

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At an early age he ran away to sea; in 1876 he fought against the Turks. Three years later he settled in Milan and became well known in literary circles. See more »

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