Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
By Francesco Cilea
For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the 18th Century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.
Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała, who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess of Bouillon, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili. When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own.
Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside, this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Thursday 11 April 2019 at 10:30am
Saturday 13 April 2019 at 1pm
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Adriana Lecouvreur is a co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Wiener Staatsoper; San Francisco Opera; and L’Opéra National de Paris.
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Sir David McVicar Set Designer: Charles Edwards Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman Cast: Anna Netrebko – Adriana Lecouvreur Anita Rachvelishvili – The Princess of Bouillon Piotr Beczała – Maurizio Carlo Bosi – The Abbé Ambrogio Maestri – Michonnet Maurizio Muraro – The Prince of Boullion