Adriana Lecouvreur

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Adriana Lecouvreur

opera opera live performance

Adriana Lecouvreur

Release Date: January 01, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Music
Production Companies    :   Decca
Director    :   David McVicar, François Roussillon
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Eugène Scribe, Ernest Legouvé, Arturo Colautti
RunTime    :   150 mins.

Starring Angela Gheorghiu as the celebrated French actress Adriana Lecouvreur and Jonas Kaufmann as her lover Maurizio, Count of Saxony, Cilea s verismo drama explores celebrity, romance, jealousy, and death. The trio of sublime voices is completed by Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina as Adriana s jealous rival, the Princess de Bouillon. David McVicar s hit production the first performance of the opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for more than a century presents the life of the French actress as a blurring of the distinction between fantasy and reality. The action revolves around a life-size Baroque Theatre, taking us from the bustle and colour of the first act backstage at the playhouse, to the bare final scenes as the drama reaches its fatal climax.

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