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The Met: Live in HD presents 'Adriana Lecouvreur'

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Piotr Beczala as Maurizio and Anna Netrebko in the title role of Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur.

The Met: Live in HD presents an encore of Cilea's 'Adriana Lecouvreur', at Palace Cineplex on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea's tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theatre. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana's rival for Maurizio's affections, and Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet.