Adriana Lecouvreur, a story of jealous rivalry in love, is set between the worlds of the theatre and the aristocracy, and this production brings the 18th-century atmosphere to life in rich historical detail. Against this backdrop, the fictional version of the life of the real and famous actress Adrienne Lecouvreur is played out to its final and deadly conclusion.
Adriana Lecouvreur, by Francesco Cilea, a contemporary of Puccini, has not been performed at the Royal Opera House since 1906.
This new production of Adriana Lecouvreur is directed by the prolific David McVicar. Its title role, which has long been associated with star sopranos, is shared here by Angela Gheorghiu and Ángeles Blancas Gulín, who sing opposite Jonas Kaufmann as Maurizio.
Adriana Lecouvreur – a co-production with Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Liceu, Barcelona and Opéra Bastille – is performed in Italian with English surtitles.
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