A screening of David McVicar's 2010 production of Adriana Lecouvreur for the Royal Opera House. Anyone who loves Puccini will find this opera by Francesco Cilea, a contemporary and fellow Italian, just as rich, melodious and romantic. Its title role has long been associated with star sopranos, and this production is no exception with Angela Gheorghiu singing opposite Jonas Kaufmann as Maurizio. The story of jealous rivalry in love is set between the two worlds of theatre and the aristocracy with the fictional version of the real and famous actress Adriana Lecouvreur's life played out to its final and deadly conclusion.
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