‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ Preview: Anna Netrebko Makes Long-Awaited Debut as ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’

On June 18, 2017, Anna Netrebko returns to the Mariinsky Theater for her long-awaited debut in the title role of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur.”

Over the past few years, the soprano has performed Adriana’s opening aria repeatedly and even featured it on her Grammy-nominated album, “Verismo.”

The role debut will mark Netrebko’s fourth verismo role following forays into Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” and “La Bohème” in the roles of Mimì and Musetta.

The debut will also reunite Netrebko with her mentor, the celebrated conductor Valery Gergiev, with whom she has recorded and performed numerous times.

The cast will also include tenor Yusif Eyvazov and Ekaterinburg Semenchuck in a new production by Isabelle Partiot-Pieri.

The opera will appear in only two performances on June 18 and 21 as part of the Mariinsky’s iconic Stars of the White Nights Festival. This near two-month cultural celebration celebrates its 25th season.

The production is slated to be revived at the Baden-Baden Festival. Netrebko is also scheduled to perform “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Vienna State Opera in September and at the Metropolitan Opera in a later season.

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Francisco Salazar

FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla.

He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor’s in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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