Director: David McVicar; Composer: Cilea; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Angela Gheorghiu, Hrachuhi Bassenz
The Royal Opera will be putting on a production of of Francesco Cilea's tragic opera "Adriana Lecouvreur".
It tells the story of the love between an actress, Adriana, and Maurizio, the Count of Saxony.
But Maurizio is already tied to the Princesse de Bouillon, and as he desperately tries to extricate himself so he can be with Adriana, Adriana becomes jealous. Does he still love the Princesse after all? The Princesse, meanwhile, believes that Maurizio is already with Adriana.
Deceit leads to betrayal and death, played out against a touching backdrop of unrequited love.
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