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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Although they embrace, he realises she is shaking. He sings of his war exploits, ‘Il russo Mencikoff’. Retrieved 18 January Adriana learns that the bracelet Michonnet found belongs to the Princess.

The opera is based on the life of the French actress Adrienne Lecouvreur — Maurizio, a soldier in the service of the Count of Saxony, she being unaware that Maurizio is in reality the count himself.

She is hurt that he should send them back to her.


Adriana gives him some violets to put in his buttonhole. The Princess de Bouillon, not the actress Duclos, is waiting for Maurizio and expresses her love for him: Maurizio has been imprisoned for debt, whilst the Princess is desperate to discover the identity of her rival.

Adriana trusts him and agrees to help. A casket is aceba with a note from Maurizio. The first was an opera in three acts by Tommaso Benvenuti premiered in Milan in Adriana enters and learns Maurizio’s true identity. Adriana looks at the note and immediately feels unwell. 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.


Although she guesses he has a lover, he won’t reveal her name. The title role in Adriana Lecouvreur has always been a favorite of sopranos with large voices, which tend to sit less at the very top of their range. She kisses the flowers, ‘Poveri fiori’, and throws them in the fire.

During the intermezzo that follows, the house is darkened, which Adriana uses to tell the Princess she can escape. Maurizio presents them to her.

However, the two women are mutually suspicious and the rescue attempt turns into a blazing quarrel before the Princess finally leaves. Maurizio realizes they think he is with Duclos.

After receiving his notification on stage, she voluttz to join the Prince’s party, in hope to meet the count and talk to him about Maurizio’s promotion.

Left alone with Adriana, Michonnet wants to express his love for her.

Complimented, she sings ‘Io son l’umile ancella’ “I am the humble servant of the creative spirit”. He tells Adriana the assignation was political. After Cilea created his own Adrianahowever, none of those by vokutta were performed anymore and they remain largely unknown today.


Adriana Lecouvreur – Wikipedia

When he enters, she sees the violets and asks how he came by them. She looks in the box and takes out the faded violets that she had once given Maurizio in the theatre. He sang again in Adriana Lecouvreur in February Acerga opera was not performed again at the Met until a new production was mounted in Adriana Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreura famous actress. 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.

Maurizio Maurice de SaxeCount of Saxony. For the film, see Adriana Lecouvreur film. The Prince hears that Duclos is writing acebra letter, and arranges for its interception. However, Adriana explains she has vooutta lover: In growing recognition that they are rivals for Maurizio’s affection, the Princess and Adriana challenge each other.

Retrieved from ” https: Maurizio enters and declares his love for Adriana, ‘La dolcissima effigie’. Michonnet is waiting for Adriana’s awakening.