Italian Opera "Adriana Lecouvreur"

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Italian Opera   "Adriana Lecouvreur"
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Istituto Italiano di Cultura says
"Adriana Lecouvreur" is an opera in four acts by Francesco Cilea to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the 1849 play Adrienne Lecouvreur by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé. It was first performed on November 6, 1902 in Milan. The opera is based on the life of the French actress Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692–1730). While there are some actual historical figures in the opera, the episode it recounts is largely fictional. The opera premiered at the Teatro Lirico, on November 6, 1902, with the well-known verismo soprano Angelica Pandolfini in the title role, Enrico Caruso in the role of Maurizio, and the lyric baritone Giuseppe De Luca as Michonnet.
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By: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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