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.


Angela Gheorghiu (Adriana - some dates), Angeles Blancas Gulin (Adriana - Nov 27/Dec 10), Jonas Kaufmann (Maurizio), Maurizio Muraro (Prince de Bouillon), Michaela Schuster (Princesse de Bouillon - some dates), Olga Borodina (Princesse de Bouillon - some dates), Alessandro Corbelli (Michonnet), Bonaventura Bottone (Abbe de Chazeuil), Iain Paton (Poisson), David Soar (Quinault), Janis Kelly (Mlle Jouvenot), Sarah Castle (Mlle Dangeville)


Author: Francesco Cilea
Producer(s): Royal Opera House, Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Liceu Barcelona, Opera Bastille
Conductor: Mark Elder
Director: David McVicar
Design: Charles Edwards
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Andrew George
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Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1573613001. Details of all Adriana Lecouvreur archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S410528518

Archive Listings

18 Nov 10
10 Dec 10
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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