The death of French actress Adrienne Lecouvreur inspired many plays and operas, of which Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur is the finest and most enduring. This opera became Cilea’s greatest success.
Anna Netrebko, for the first time, appears in the role of Adriana Lewvrer, the great French actress of the 18th century. Piotr Beczała in the role of her beloved hero Maurizio. Gianandrea Noseda directs the tragedy of Francesco Cilea
WHEN: 12th January 19.55
WHERE: CAM – Mediterranean Centre of Architecture, Venetian Harbour, Chania
Ticket: 15 € – 10 €
Orchestra Director: Gianandrea Noseda
Directed by Sir David McVicar
Sets: Charles Edwards
Costumes: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting: Adam Silverman
With Anna Netrebko, Princess of Anita Rachvelishvili, Maurizio Piotr Beczała, Carlo Bosi, Ambrogio Maestri, Maurizio Muraro,.
About the opera:
The actress Adriana Lecouvreur is adored by many – including stage manager Michonnet – but she loves Maurizio, Count of Saxony. He is entranced by Adriana, and desperately tries to extricate himself from his former lover, the Princesse de Bouillon.