Read Reviews for Metropolitan Opera's New Adriana Lecouvreur, With Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Metropolitan Opera's New Adriana Lecouvreur, With Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili
 
The production from director David McVicar opened December 31.
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Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Anita Rachvelishvil Ken Howard/Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera premiered its new Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur December 31. The production, directed by David McVicar, marks the first time soprano Anna Netrebko has sung the title role at the New York house.

Among those joining her under the baton of conductor Gianandrea Noseda are Anita Rachvelishvili as the Principessa, Piotr Beczala as Maurizio, Carlo Bosi as the Abbé, Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, and Maurizio Muraro as the Prince de Bouillon.

McVicar’s staging, a co-production with London’s Royal Opera House (where it premiered), Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Wiener Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, and L’Opéra National de Paris, keeps the opera in its 18th-century Paris setting, centering the action largely around the behind-the-scenes machinations of a Baroque theatre.

Read what critics thought of the production's New York bow below.

Classical Voice North America (David Patrick Stearns)

New York Classical Review (David Wright)

The New York Times (Anthony Tommasini)

Parterre (Christopher Corwin)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

The production features sets by Charles Edwards, costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Adam Silverman, and choreography by Andrew George.

Performances are scheduled through January 26. At the January 23 and 26 performances, Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Adriana.

Read: HOW JENNIFER ROWLEY JUMPED FROM COVER TO STAR SOPRANO TWICE IN ONE SEASON


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