• Season 2023-2024
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Concert

Adriana Lecouvreur

Orchestra, Chorus and Studio of the Opéra de Lyon

  • Dates Dec 3, 2023
  • Rates From 18€ to 69€
  • Location Auditorium, Orchestre national de Lyon
  • Running Time 2h40 including an interval

In a few words

This powerful opera combines a tragic heroine with a flamboyant orchestra, the essential components of a piece echoing Italian verismo, a literature-derived movement which revolved around realism to counteract the dominant place given to symbolism. Great Russian soprano Elena Stikhina is Adriana Lecouvreur. Discover her decadent, powerfully moving, romantic universe. If you enjoyed Tosca, you are sure to fall for Adriana.


Elena Stikhina is one of the most critically acclaimed singers of her era. She performed in the greatest opera houses in the world: London, New York, Paris, Milan, Vienna and Munich, which she visited as Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Aida, La forza del destino’s Leonora, or Salome and Sieglinde in Die Walküre. The Russian soprano will portray the titular character of Adriana Lecouvreur for the very first time. This piece by Francesco Cilea revolves around an actress’ tragic destiny… It received acclaim when it premiered in 1902, and has been part of the repertoire of great opera houses ever since. In this intense story of two women who find out they have the same love interest, majestic international voices are elevated by a flamboyant orchestra. The audience is sure to be transported by the lyrical stream of Cilea’s music.

1re partie 1h15
Entracte 20 min
2e partie 1h05


Italian with French surtitles

Opera Libretto by Arturo Colautti based on the play by Eugène Scribe
First performed in Milan in 1902 Coproduction Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Co-direction Auditorium-Orchestre national de Lyon

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