In Francesco Cilea's opera Adriana Lecouvreur, the heroine dies by inhaling the scent of poisoned flowers. With cruel irony, the great diva Adriana Amaro meets her untimely death on the night of her Covent Garden debut when real poison is substituted. But who could the murderer be? Her possessive singing teacher? The conductor she loathes? The understudy who covets her fame? As the Faculty of Music's composition students unleash their comic talents in this murder mystery parody, you, the audience - in the closing moments of the opera - will decide.
Michael Patrick Albano directs and Sandra Horst conducts this original student opera.
MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park
Opera program (PDF)
Made possible in part by a generous gift from Dianne W. Henderson.