The Met in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. Netrebko is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio, as well as mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.