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The opera is based on the life of French Actress Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692-1730) who rose from humble origins to become a leading lady at the Comedie Francaise. Adriana is caught between the attention of two lovers, one her manager, the other Maurizio, Count of Saxony. Unknowingly, she is trapped and poisoned by a rival in love. The drama reaches its poignant climax when, in the vane of true Italian tragedy, her lover returns to find Adriana dying and deluded, a victim of anger, jealousy and unrequited love. New Production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Performers Cheryl Barker (Adriana), Peter Auty (Maurizio), Tiziana Carraro (Princess de Bouillon), Richard Burkhard (Michonnet), Simon Wilding (Prince de Bouillon), Ian Beadle (Quinault), Peter Davoren (Poisson), Maud Miller (Mlle Jouvenot), Chloe Hinton, Robert Burt (Abbe de Chazeuil).
Author Francesco Cilea. Corporate Sponsor Investec Wealth & Investment. Producer Opera Holland Park. Conductor Manlio Benzi. Director Martin Lloyd-Evans. Design Jamie Vartan. Lighting Colin Grenfell.
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