M1500 .C55 A37 2004 DVD
Opera in quattro atti. Composer Francesco Cilèa.
Cilea's four-act opera of jealousy and tangled love, first performed in Milan in 1902, is based on the true story of Adriana Lecouvreur, an 18th-Century actress at the Comédie Francaise, whose rival for the love of Maurizio, Count of Saxony, is the married Principessa di Bouillon. Unlocked from the archives of RAI television, this 1989 classic recording comes from one of the world's great opera houses.
Performers: Mirella Freni (Adriana), Peter Dvorsky (Maurizio), Fiorenza Cossotto (Principessa di Bouillon), Ivo Vinco (Principe di Bouillon), Alessandro Cassis (Michonnet) ; other soloists ; Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of Teatro alla Scala ; Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Distributed by Opus Arte (www.opusarte.com).