Live at the Met: Adriana Lecouvreur


Address: 9 Church St.

City: Pomfret, NY 14063 USA

Event Date/Time:

January 12th, 20191:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Price: $10.00 - $20.00

Category: Opera, Screenings

Announced-date: 2018-11-16

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About: Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on - for the first time at the Met - the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where The Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.” The opera occupies a unique place in the repertory: largely dismissed by experts from its premiere to the present day, yet cherished by its fans for the dramatic possibilities provided by the lead roles. Based on a play by Eugène Scribe, the story was inspired by the real-life intrigues of famed actress Adrienne Lecouvreur and the legendary soldier - and lover - Maurice of Saxony. Francesco Cilea's operatic retelling quickly became a favorite of charismatic soloists. The title character in particular is a quintessential diva role.


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