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After receiving his notification on stage, she agrees to join the Prince’s party, in hope to meet the count and talk to him about Maurizio’s promotion. She is hurt that he should send them back to her. This page was last folutta on 30 Decemberat In growing recognition that they are rivals for Maurizio’s affection, the Princess and Adriana challenge each other.

She looks in the box and takes out the faded violets that she had once given Maurizio in the theatre.

Maurizio tells her that he didn’t send the flowers. Retrieved from ” https: Nevertheless, despite being grateful for her help at court, he admits he no longer loves her. 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. Views Read Edit View history. They agree to meet after the performance. Adriana learns that the bracelet Michonnet found belongs to the Princess.

However, soon afterwards, when Maurizio enters uninjured, Adriana is ecstatic. For the film, see Adriana Lecouvreur film.

She kisses the flowers, ‘Poveri fiori’, and throws them in the fire. 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.


While there are some actual historical figures in the opera, the episode it recounts is largely fictional; its death-by-poisoned-violets plot device is often signalled as verismo opera’s least realistic. However, Adriana explains she has a lover: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Left alone with Adriana, Michonnet wants to express his love for her. A ballet is performed: Preparing for a performance, the company bustle around Michonnet, the stage manager. Duclos’s letter comes to Maurizio, who then cancels his appointment with Adriana. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Volutfa 18 January He tells Adriana voolutta assignation was political. Adriana enters and learns Maurizio’s true identity. Members of the theatre company come to visit her, bringing her presents on her name day and trying to persuade her to return to the theatre.

Adriana uses the final lines of the text to make a headstrong attack on acreba Princess, who determines to have her revenge. During the intermezzo that follows, the acerha is darkened, which Adriana uses to tell the Princess she can escape.

For a moment, she becomes lucid voluttq, ‘ecco la luce’, but then dies. After Cilea created his own Adrianahowever, none of those by others were performed anymore and they remain largely unknown today. However, the two women are mutually suspicious and the rescue attempt turns into a blazing quarrel before the Princess finally leaves.

A casket is delivered with a note from Maurizio. The Prince, who has an interest in chemistry, is storing a powerful poison that the government has asked him to analyze.


The opera was not performed again at the Met until a new production was mounted in When aceeba enters, she sees the violets and asks how he came by them. Although she guesses he has a lover, he won’t reveal her name.

Opera by Francesco Cilea.


The stage manager Michonnet notices that the Princess has dropped a bracelet, which he gives to Adriana. L’arlesiana Adriana Lecouvreur Gloria The Princess de Bouillon, not the actress Duclos, is waiting for Maurizio and expresses her love for him: Complimented, she sings ‘Io son l’umile ancella’ “I am the humble servant of the creative spirit”.

Although they embrace, he realises she is shaking. Michonnet is waiting for Adriana’s awakening. Adriana looks at the note and immediately feels unwell.

The Prince hears that Acerbba is writing a letter, and arranges for its interception.

Adriana Lecouvreur – Wikipedia

It was first performed on 6 November at the Teatro Lirico in Milan. He sings of his war exploits, ‘Il russo Mencikoff’. He sang again in Adriana Lecouvreur in February The Prince decides to arrange a party for the company at the villa in order to expose Duclos and Maurizio. Adriana Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreura famous actress. Michonnet and Voluttw realize that she has been poisoned by the Princess.

The first was an opera in three acts by Tommaso Benvenuti premiered in Milan in