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Giordano: Andrea Chénier Blu-ray (The Royal Opera) 2015

Andrea Chénier presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena and baritone Željko Lučić stars as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. David McVicar brings Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production. 

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Composer: Umberto Giordano
Andrea Chénier: Jonas Kaufmann 
Maddalena di Coigny: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Carlo Gérard: Željko Lučić
Bersi: Denyce Graves
Contessa de Coigny: Rosalind Plowright 
Roucher: Roland Wood
Incredibile: Carlo Bosi

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano 
Director: David McVicar
Set designer: Robert Jones
Costume designer: Jenny Tiramani
Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Movement: Andrew George 

Picture: 16:9
Regions: All Regions
Running time: 112 mins
Subtitles: EN/GE/IT/SP/FR
Year: 2015