Adriana on both sides of the Atlantic
This small excerpt was published in the April issue of About the House (ROH's magazine). So first of all we have Adriana Lecouvreur in Berlin in October (concert version). Then the premiere at ROH in November, both featuring Angela and Jonas. And after that we have to be patient and wait for the other opera houses to announce it and the casts involved.
Thanks Hariclea for letting me know!.
"One important coproduction that is being built with a partiular singer in mind is a new staging of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, coproduced with San Francisco opera, Liceu and Vienna State Opera. ' It's the sort of title that we don't often do', says Padmore, 'but it's a major work that needs great singers, and that lost of big companies really want to have in their repertory occasionally. It would be a waste of resources if didn't all put our head together for it.' The new production which comes to the ROH in Nov this year, features Angela Gheorghiu making her debut in the title role. 'It'sa brilliant vehicle for a major star like Gheorghiu,' says Padmore,'and it would be really difficult for the ROH to present a suitably large-scale production alone. But thanks to the mechanism of coproducing, audiences will be able to hear er in the title role on both sides of the Atlantic in some of the world's major cultural centres.'