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Opéra Bastille - First performance on 23 June 2015 - 7:30PM

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6 Jul 5€, 15€, 28€, 56€, 80€, 108€, 124€, 152€, 168€

Running time : 3H30 with 2 intervals

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Adriana Lecouvreur
CILÈA
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Presentation
DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS (1902)
MUSIC BY FRANCESCO CILÈA (1866-1950)
LIBRETTO BY ARTURO COLAUTTI
AFTER ADRIENNE LECOUVREUR
A PLAY BY EUGÈNE SCRIBE AND ERNEST LEGOUVÉ
En langue italienne

In the 18th century, the French language had no greater champion than Adrienne Lecouvreur. Queen among tragic actresses in the eyes of a besotted Voltaire, she liberated the verse of Racine and Corneille from the sing-song style of declamation imposed by the Comédie Française in favour of a moving simplicity of tone. The truthfulness, seasoned with passion, with which she served classical theatre accompanied her into the dangerous territory of romantic liaisons where, in the role of the Count of Saxony’s mistress, she was seized with jealousy towards the Duchess of Bouillon. She died mysteriously at the age of thirty-eight and legend has it that a poisoned bouquet, a gift from her rival, stopped the breath of this ill-fated Melpomene. The myth lived on well into the 19th century thanks to the play by Eugène Scribe, and Francesco Cilea’s operatic adaptation set the seal on it. The Calabrian heir to Italian romanticism gave musical verismo one of its most poignant melodramas, in the tradition of Mascagni, Leoncavallo and Giordano. Combining historical fact and tragic realism, Adriana Lecouvreurhas never ceased, since its first performance, to evoke the noblest sentiments of real life within the illusory world of theatre.
Angela Gheorghiu at last sings in Paris one of her most cherished heroines.

Daniel Oren Conductor
David McVicar Stage director
Charles Edwards Sets
Brigitte Reiffenstuel Costumes
Adam Silverman Lighting
Andrew George Choreography
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Marcelo Alvarez
Maurizio
Wojtek Smilek
Il Principe di Bouillon
Raúl Giménez
L’Abate di Chazeuil
Alessandro Corbelli
Michonnet
Alexandre Duhamel
Quinault
Carlo Bosi
Poisson
Angela Gheorghiu
Adriana Lecouvreur
Svetla Vassileva
(29 juin, 9, 15 juil)
Adriana Lecouvreur
Luciana D’intino
La Principessa di Bouillon
Mariangela Sicilia
Madamigella Jouvenot
Carol Garcia
Madamigella Dangeville
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

COPRODUCTION with thE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, LONDon, the ThEATer DEL LICEU, BARCELONa, the WIENER STAATSOPER and the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

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