A stellar cast under the baton of Mark Elder, a new production by David McVicar, and an opera not seen at the Royal Opera House since 1906: Adriana Lecouvreur is one of the major highlights of the Royal Opera Season. 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 is shared here by Angela Gheorghiu and Angeles Blancas Gul?n, who sing opposite Jonas Kaufmann as Maurizio.
The story of jealous rivalry in love is set between the worlds of the theatre and the aristocracy, and this production brings the 18th-century atmosphere to life in rich historical detail. Against this backdrop, the fictional version of the life of the real and famous actress Adrienne Lecouvreur is played out to its final and deadly conclusion. With the combination of a wonderful score, world-leading cast and exciting production team, this is an unmissable event indeed.