Met Opera LIVE: Cilea's ADRIANA LECOURVEUR

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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 Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Sir David McVicar's staging sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

Adriana Lecouvreur premiered at Teatro Lirico, Milan, in 1902. 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. Adriana Lecouvreur is a deft combination of frank emotionalism and flowing lyricism, with pseudo-historical spectacle. 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. Cilea's operatic retelling quickly became a favorite of charismatic soloists. The title character in particular is a quintessential diva role.

Sung in Italian with Met titles in English

Estimated Run Time: 3 hours 33 min, including two 30-min. intermissions

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Show Dates & Times:

1/12/19 - Saturday

1:00 pm,
Admission: 

$27/Adults, $15/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID.

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