Giordano - Andrea Chenier (DVD) | Warner 9029593796

Giordano - Andrea Chenier (DVD)

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029593796

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Zeljko Lucic
John Cunningham
Basil Patton
Denyce Graves
Rosalind Plowright
Peter Coleman-Wright
Andrew Carter
Peter Hoare
Adrian Clarke
Michael Kenneth Stewart
Carlo Bosi
Roland Wood
Andrew Hobday
Elena Zilio
Ed Lyness
Eddie Wade
Yuriy Yurchu
Irene Hardy
Judith Georgi
Jeremy White
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Works

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Zeljko Lucic
John Cunningham
Basil Patton
Denyce Graves
Rosalind Plowright
Peter Coleman-Wright
Andrew Carter
Peter Hoare
Adrian Clarke
Michael Kenneth Stewart
Carlo Bosi
Roland Wood
Andrew Hobday
Elena Zilio
Ed Lyness
Eddie Wade
Yuriy Yurchu
Irene Hardy
Judith Georgi
Jeremy White
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

About

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. Andrea Chénier was a great success at its premiere at La Scala, Milan, on 28 March 1896. It established Giordano as a leading member of Italy’s giovane scuola, and has remained Giordano’s most popular opera, with occasional productions at leading opera houses. This production is the first by the Royal Opera since 1984. Of Giordano’s later operas, only Fedora (1898) has attracted some continued interest.

“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

Cast:
- Carlo Gérard: Željko Lučić
- Major-Domo: John Cunningham
- An Old Gardener, Gérard’s Father: Basil Patton
- Maddalena Di Coigny: Eva-Maria Westbroek
- Bersi: Denyce Graves
- Contessa Di Coigny: Rosalind Plowright
- Pietro Fléville: Peter Coleman-Wright
- Flando Fiorinelli: Andrew Carter
- Andrea Chénier: Jonas Kaufmann
- The Abbé: Peter Hoare
- Mathieu: Adrian Clarke
- Orazio Coclite: Michael Kenneth Stewart
- The Incredibile (An Incroyable): Carlo Bosi
- Roucher: Roland Wood
- Maximilien Robespierre: Andrew Hobday
- Madelon: Elena Zilio
- Madelon’s Grandson: Ed Lyness
- Fouquier-Tinville: Eddie Wade
- Dumas: Yuriy Yurchu
- Gravier De Vergennes: Basil Patton
- Laval-Montmorency: Irene Hardy
- Idia Legray: Judith Georgi
- Schmidt: Jeremy White

Stage director: David McVicar
Set designs: Robert Jones
Costume designs: Jenny Tiramani
Lighting design: Adam Silverman
Choreography & movement: Andrew George

Duration: 129 min. approx. + bonus interview
Languages: Sung in Italian, with subtitles available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French
Audio specs: Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
NTSC – All regions – 16:9

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