Dates and times: Encore: Friday, 18 January 2019 at 7:00PM Matinee: Sunday, 10 February 2019 at 2:30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Adriana Lecouvreur occupies a unique place in the repertory: largely dismissed by experts from its premiere to the present day, yet 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.
ENCORES and MATINEES
Concessions(students and senior citizens): €12 Full season ticket for Encores and Matinees: discounted rate of €120 (instead of €150)