Adriana Lecouvreur (Francesco Cilea) – dossier

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

Composer: Francesco Cilea

Stageplay by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé reduced to 4 acts for the lyric stage by Arturo Colautti

First performed: Teatro Lirico, Milan, 6 November 1902, conducted by Cleofonte Campanini

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CHARACTERS

  • MAURIZIO, conte di SASSONIA (tenor): Enrico Caruso
  • IL PRINCIPE DI BOUILLON (bass): Edoardo Sottolana
  • L’ABATE DI CHAZEUIL (tenor): Enrico Giordani
  • MICHONNET, stage director at the Comédie Française (baritone): Giuseppe De Luca
  • QUINAULT, member of the Comédie (bass)
  • POISSON, “” (tenor)
  • ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, of the Comédie (soprano): Angelica Pandolfini
  • LA PRINCIPESSA DI BOUILLON (mezzo soprano): Edvige Ghibaudo
  • MAD.lla JOUVENOT, member of the Comédie (soprano)
  • MAD.lla DANGEVILLE, “” (mezzo soprano)
  • Silent roles: Atenaide, duchessa d’Aumont; La Marchesa; La Baronessa; A Maid; Majordomo
  • Ladies – Gentlemen – Extras – Stagehands – Valets

SETTING

Paris, March 1730


STRUCTURE

ACT I

Backstage at the Comédie-Française

ACT II

A villa by the Seine

ACT III

The Hôtel de Bouillon

ACT IV

A room in Adriana’s house