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While waiting to go back to London...

...I read some more about Adriana Lecouvreur in an interview Charles Edwards gave. He talks a lot about that theatre in theatre concept for the opera and how McVicar exclaimed "that’s it, that’s exactly what this piece is about".
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Towards the end of the interview, Edwards says that he feels the last act as being the best (yey, so I'm not the only one thinking that. Good to know!) "In this last Act the theatre is still there but it’s dead, just like Adriana’s interest in theatre for her world of illusion has been shattered by what has happened between her and Maurizio. The theatre had been her whole life but she’s thrown it away, ripped out all the scenery and taken out the lights. It’s a bare, discarded toy"
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After reading the entire interview, watch also the video below. David McVicar tells us how he fell in love with Adriana Lecouvreur. The interview for The Guardian also includes fragments from the third act of the opera.
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5 comments:

  1. thanks irina, that was very interesting!

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  2. I found this extremely interesting post on this site.I think it's very well written.If you think it's useful to post it, please.
    http://classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com/2010/11/head-above-parapet-angela-gheorghiu.html
    love,Chris.

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  3. Chris, all the articles are in the Press section.I think I put there everything that was published about Adriana so far.

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  4. Sorry,I saw it later.You are a marvel.Chris

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  5. Chris, you know I'm always thankful for any updates :) You do a great job!

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