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Striking Points

Adriana Lecouvreur, which returns to the Met on New Year’s Eve, sparks passionate reactions from singers, audiences—and critics.
By David J. Baker
Illustration by Nigel Buchanan

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Illustration by Nigel Buchanan
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR has long suffered from an image problem. The shaky reputation of Cilea’s best-known work, first heard in Milan in 1902, was summed up by critic Martin Bernheimer in 1985: “Cilea’s A...

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