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    Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano

    Sun 29 May, 6pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £15 ⁠–⁠ £38
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    Conductor Gianluca Marciano in a tuxedo

    Follow the tragic life of Parisian poet and political journalist André-Marie de Chénier in an opera fuelled by revolution, presented by the Chelsea Opera Group.

    Umberto Giordano (1867 – 1948) enjoyed a solid reputation as an opera composer during his lifetime, but Andrea Chénier is alone among his works to have achieved a lasting place in the operatic repertoire.

    Based loosely on the life of André-Marie de Chénier, a Parisian poet and political journalist who was swept up in the libertarian fervour of the French Revolution, the work received its premiere in Milan in 1896.

    • Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra
    • Gianluca Marcianò conductor
    • Yuriy Yurchuk baritone, Gérard
    • Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor, Andrea Chénier
    • Claire Rutter soprano, Maddalena de Coigny
    • Fiona Kimm mezzo-soprano, Madelon, Contessa de Coigny
    • Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano, Bersi
    • Phillip Rhodes bass, Roucher
    • Edmund Danon bass, Pietro Fléville, Fouquier-Tinville
    • Peter Bronder tenor, The Incredible, Abbé
    • Edward Jowle bass, Schmidt, Dumas
    • Thomas D Hopkinson baritone, Mathieu
    • Chelsea Opera Group Chorus
    • Giordano: Andrea Chénier - opera in 4 acts, performed in Italian with surtitles

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    Dates & times

    Sun 29 May, 6pm
    Approximate run time: 150 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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