Jennifer Rowley kicks off the new year with her debut in the title role of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Rowley has appeared at the Met 21 times over four different roles, making Adriana Lecouvreur her third role debut. She also returns in March and April, to take over six performances of Puccini’s Tosca. This production by Sir David McVicar recreates an 18th-century French theater in exacting detail and is the work’s first new production at the Met in more than 50 years.
On January 23 & 26, Ms. Rowley will share the stage with a star-studded cast including Anita Rachvelishvili as the Principessa, Piotr Beczala as Maurizio, Carlo Bosi as the Abbé, Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, and Maurizio Muraro as Prince de Bouillon. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Baroque-inspired sets designed by Charles Edwards, costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Adam Silverman, and choreography by Andrew George.