About the film
Release Date: Apr 4, 2019
Director: Sir David McVicar
Actors: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Becza?aFor 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 Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
“Anna Netrebko is the ultimate diva … To see and hear her live and die in Adriana Lecouvreur is not only the highlight of a single season but a pinnacle of a lifetime of opera-going.” – The Observer