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2015
  • Music

Giordano: Andrea Chernier

Giordano's andrea chernier at the royal opera house
Giordano Andrea Chenier
Runtime
2h
Countries
  • GB
  • United Kingdom
Languages
  • it
“Kaufmann is performing the title role for the first time, and it’s hard to imagine him bettered. His striking looks make him very much the Romantic and romanticised outsider of Giordano’s vision. His voice, with its dark, liquid tone, soars through the music with refined ease and intensity: all those grand declarations of passion, whether political or erotic, hit home with terrific immediacy.” – The Guardian Presented in its Covent Garden premiere in January 2015, this staging – directed by David McVicar and conducted by the Royal Opera’s Music Director, Sir Antonio Pappano – shows a bloody tricolour daubed with the words “Even Plato banned poets from his Republic” – written by Robespierre on the death warrant of the historical Chénier, a poet and journalist sent to the guillotine in 1794 for criticising France’s post-revolutionary government.

Cast

Andrea Chenier
Maddalena di Coigny
Carlo Gerard
Contessa di Coigny
Conductor
Full cast

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    Oct. 2, 2015
  • Original Language
    Italian
  • Production Companies
    • Royal Opera House
    • Warner Music Group

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