Cilea: Acerba Volutta (Adriana Lecouvreur). Play. Play Pause Seek 0% buffered Current time Toggle Mute Volume Toggle Fullscreen. Secondary. Acerba voluttà from Adriana Lecouvreur. About the Work. Francesco Cilea Composer: Francesco Cilea. Past Performances. A Tribute to the Grace Bumbry.

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Adriana Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreura famous actress. After Cilea created his own Adrianahowever, none of those by others were performed anymore and they remain largely unknown today. Adriana trusts him and agrees to help. Maurizio Maurice de SaxeCount of Saxony.

The title role voluta Adriana Lecouvreur has always been a favorite of sopranos with large voices, which tend to sit less at the very top of their range. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

During the intermezzo that follows, the house is darkened, which Adriana uses to tell the Princess she can escape. A casket is delivered with a note from Maurizio. Views Read Edit View history.

Left alone with Adriana, Michonnet wants to express his love for her. She is hurt that he should send them back to her. They have obtained the letter from Duclos, in which she requests a meeting with Maurizio later that evening at the Prince’s villa in fact, she acts as proxy for Princess de Bouillon who is in love with Maurizio and at the same time is involved in some political matters with him.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The stage manager Michonnet notices that the Princess has dropped a bracelet, which he gives to Adriana.


Maurizio presents them to her. He sings of his war exploits, ‘Il russo Mencikoff’. When the Princess announces that Maurizio has been wounded in a duel, Adriana faints.

Duclos’s letter comes to Maurizio, who then cancels his appointment with Adriana. It had a run of only three performances that season, however, due in large part to Caruso’s ill-health. At a reception given by the Prince and Princess, guests note the arrival of Michonnet and Adriana.

They must arrange the escape of the woman who is in hiding.

Retrieved from ” https: Members of the theatre company come to visit her, bringing her presents on her name day and trying to acerha her to return to the theatre. Maurizio tells her that he didn’t send the flowers. Adriana learns that the bracelet Michonnet found belongs to the Princess.

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She looks in the box and takes out the faded violets that she had once given Maurizio in the theatre. Opera by Francesco Cilea. For the film, see Adriana Lecouvreur film. It aerba first performed on 6 November at the Teatro Lirico acrrba Milan. The opera is based on the life of the French actress Adrienne Lecouvreur — This part has a relatively low tessituragoing no higher than A5, but requires great vocal power, and is a meaty and challenging one to tackle on a dramatic level — especially during the work’s so-called “Recitation” and death scene.


Nevertheless, despite being grateful for her help at court, he admits he no longer loves her.

Preparing for a performance, the company bustle around Michonnet, the stage manager. However, soon afterwards, when Maurizio enters uninjured, Adriana is ecstatic.

Adriana is consumed with anger and jealousy. Maurizio has been imprisoned for debt, whilst the Princess is desperate to discover the identity of her rival. The Princess thinks she recognizes the latter’s voice. Maurizio realizes they think he is with Duclos.

The Prince, who has an interest in chemistry, is storing a powerful poison that the government has asked him to analyze. Michonnet is waiting for Adriana’s awakening.

For a moment, she becomes lucid again, ‘ecco la luce’, but then dies. Maurizio enters and declares his love for Adriana, ‘La dolcissima effigie’. A ballet is performed: Although she guesses he has a lover, he won’t reveal her name. Adriana enters and learns Maurizio’s true identity. He wishes to marry her.