Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

The Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur - Live Broadcast

Francesco Cilea

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 33mins

Soprano Anna Netrebko takes 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. She is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri conducted by Gianandrea Nosedas with staging by Sir David McVicar’s, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The Guardian praised the staging as "an elegant production, sumptuously designed."

Adriana Lecouvreur is cherished by its fans for the dramatic possibilities provided by the lead roles. The opera 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

The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2018-19 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.

All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.

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