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Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur DVD (The Royal Opera)

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Francesco Cilea's intoxicating opera is brought to new life on the Royal Opera House stage after a century's absence. Director David McVicar's interpretation for The Royal Opera of this neglected masterpiece recreates the Comédie-Française in its heyday, the early 18th century. As the drama heightens, the lovers – sung by Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann – are irreversibly bound into a mêlée of passion. The jealousy and revenge that surround them can only lead to heartbreak and tragedy.

Composer: Francesco Cilea
Angela Gheorghiu
Maurizio:Jonas Kaufmann
La principessa di Bouillon: Olga Borodina
Michonnet: Alessandro Corbelli
Quinault: David Soar
Poisson: Iain Paton
Mademoiselle Jouvenot: Janis Kelly
Mademoiselle Dangeville: Sarah Castle
Principe di Bouillon: Maurizio Muraro
Abbé de Chazeuil: Bonaventura Bottone 

Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director: Renato Balsadonna
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concert Master: Peter Manning
Conductor: Mark Elder
Stage Director: David McVicar
Set Designs: Charles Edwards
Costume Designs:  Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Design: Adam Silverman
Choreography & Movement: Andrew George 

Plus: Interviews with the principal artists, director, set designer and conductor

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM Stereo / DTS Digital 5.1 Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide) 
Duration: 150 + 23 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES
Year: 2010
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