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Giordano Andrea Chénier

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Historical drama in 4 tableaux
Music by Umberto Giordano (1867-1948) 
Libretto by Luigi Illica
Premiere: Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 28 March 1896

New production, in co-production with the Teatro Comunale Bologna

Is it not surprising that the opera which most viscerally describes the violence and excesses of the Revolution in France was written by an Italian composer –Umberto Giordano–, an Italian librettist –the famous Luigi Illica–, and premiered at La Scala in Milan? One of the jewels of the Giovane Scuola, Andrea Chénier is much more than a series of memorable arias and duets given to its three principal soloists. It is also a choral-like work exhibiting a multitude of small characters, sketched with a lively stroke and remarkable accuracy, creating, and at equal heights, a poignant story of the love until death of the young Maddalena di Coigny for the poet André Chénier. At the same time, this opera skilfully describes the tilting of the Old World towards uncertain times and the destructive impulses which inhabit the human being as soon as the social norms of his environment begin to disappear.

Directed by Pierfranco Maestrini, this new production will see the highly anticipated debut in loco of Jonas Kaufmann with Maria Agresta at his side in the role of Maddalena di Coigny.

Production team

CONDUCTOR | MARCO ARMILIATO
DIRECTOR | PIERFRANCO MAESTRINI
SET DESIGN AND VIDEOS | NICOLAS BONI
COSTUME DESIGN | STEFANIA SCARAGGI
LIGHTING DESIGN | DANIELE NALDI
CHOREOGRAPHY | SILVIA GIORDANO
CHOIRMASTER | STEFANO VISCONTI
 

Cast

ANDREA CHÉNIER | JONAS KAUFMANN
CARLO GÉRARD | CLAUDIO SGURA
MADDALENA DI COIGNY | MARIA AGRESTA
LA MULÂTRE BERSI | FLEUR BARRON
LA COMTESSE DE COIGNY | ND
MADELON | MANUELA CUSTER
ROUCHER | ALESSANDRO SPINA
FLÉVILLE | ANDREW MOORE
FOUQUIER-TINVILLE | GIOVANNI FURLANETTO
MATHIEU | FABRICE ALIBERT
UN INCROYABLE | REINALDO MACIAS
L'ABBÉ | DAVID ASTORGA
SCHMIDT/DUMAS | EUGENIO DI LIETO

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