Ugo Falena

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Ugo Falena (April 25, 1875 – September 20, 1931), was an Italian silent film director and occasional opera librettist. His films include Otello (1909), Beatrice Cenci (1911), William Tell (1911), Romeo & Juliet (1912), and a notable adaptation of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (1916) featuring the soprano who sang at the premiere of the opera, itself, Gemma Bellincioni. He also wrote the libretto for Alfano's opera, L’ultimo Lord.