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Adriana Lecouvreur

An opera about love, jealousy and its consequences in the 18th century France, based on true events. The talent and beauty of the celebrated actress Adriana Lecouvreur is loved and admired by theatre audiences while envied by her rivals. Adriana has fallen in love with Maurizio, the Count of Saxony. However, their relationship turns out to be part of a tragic love triangle in which the Princess of Bouillon plays a decisive role. Thanks to its outstanding music and the deeply moving story, this Italian opera is regularly staged by major arts and theatre institutions across the world.

Francesco Cilea’s opera Adriana Lecouvreur was first performed in 1902 in Milan. This will be its third production at the Latvian National Opera, directed by Vincent Boussard and his creative team from France. Their work has already been highly regarded by our audiences from their interpretation of Francis Poulenc's opera, Dialogues des Carmélites.