Royal Opera, The

Umberto: Andrea Chénier [The Royal Opera]

DVD
2 Feb 2004

Barcode: 5050466835727

Composer: Umberto Giordano
Other participants: Placido Domingo, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Giorgio Zancanaro, Cynthia Buchan, Patricia Johnson, Jonathan Summers, Covent Garden Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus

Set in Paris immediately before and during the French Revolution, Andrea Chénier is Umberto Giordano’s passionate and most successful opera. Placido Domingo stars in the title role as the idealistic poet of the French Revolution, and Maddalena, the object of Chénier’s adoration, is portrayed by the Bulgarian soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow. A servant-turned-revolutionary, Gérard, also loves Maddalena, and when he is elevated to the revolutionary court he wreaks his revenge against Chénier who is condemned to death. Maddalena joins Chénier in his cell and they go to the guillotine together. Gérard, torn between political and amorous loyalties, is the Italian baritone Giorgio Zancanaro.
“Triumphantly successful” THE SUNDAY TIMES

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Andrea Chénier [The Royal Opera]  - The Royal Opera Covent Garden 
01 Andrea Chénier [The Royal Opera]  - The Royal Opera Covent Garden 
02 Act II  - Royal Opera, Covent Garden 
03 Act III  - Royal Opera, Covent Garden 
04 Act IV  - Royal Opera, Covent Garden 


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