Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) - Verbier Festival, Switzerland (2018) - High Definition
- Tatiana Serjan | Soprano
- Migran Agadzhanyan | Tenor
- Ekaterina Semenchuk | Mezzo-soprano
- Alexey Markov | Baritone
- Milan Siljanov | Bass-baritone
- Sandra Hamaoui | Soprano
- Emily Edmonds | Mezzo-soprano
- Joel Williams | Tenor
- Sava Vemić | Bass
- Andrés Agudelo | Tenor
- Mariinsky Chorus
- Verbier Festival Orchestra
- Valery Gergiev | Conductor
Adapted from a play by Eugène Scribe, the four-act opera is inspired by the true story of an actress of the Comédie-Française celebrated for her performances of the works by Corneille and Racine. In love with the Count of Saxony, Lecouvreur succeeds in seducing him and in doing so becomes the hated rival of the Princess of Bouillon. The unlucky actress dies after smelling a fragrant—but poisonous—flower bouquet sent by her resentful adversary.
“You see, I barely breathe, I am the humble servant of creative genius, which offers me words that I send into others’ hearts…” Adriana Lecouvreur, Act I.