Adriana Lecouvreur

Opera

Writers: Francesco Cilea

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Cast Size
medium
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

The action takes place in the year 1730, in Paris. Adriana Lecouvreur, an actress at the Comédie-Française, is in love with Maurizio, the Count of Saxony. However, he cannot decide if he loves Adriana or the Principessa for much of the opera. The show centers on the rivalry between Adriana and the Princesse de Bouillon as they fight for Maurizio's love. Meanwhile, Michonnet, the stage manager at the Comédie-Française is also in love with Adriana.

Lead Characters