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    Andrea Chénier

    Umberto Giordano 

    One of the finest works in the Italian romantic repertoire by the performers of the Opéra de Lyon, Daniele Rustioni, and a top trio.

    Photo de Daniele Rustioni © Blandine Soulage
    Daniele Rustioni © Blandine Soulage

    Riccardo Massi | Andrea Chénier
    Anna Pirozzi | Maddalena di Coigny
    Amartuvshin Enkhbat | Carlo Gérard
    Sophie Pondjiclis | La Comtesse di Coigny / Madelon
    Thandiswa Mpongwana | Bersi
    Cast to be completed

    Daniele Rustioni | direction
    Opéra National de Lyon Orchestra
    Opéra National de Lyon Choirs

    With Andrea Chénier, Giordano turned a French Revolutionary poet into an iconic role in the Italian operatic repertoire. The opera was popular from the very first performance at the premiere, and went on to be a huge hit in Italy and worldwide. The exception was France, where the work was deemed to be too “counterrevolutionary”! Working with a very tight libretto, Giordano composed an irresistibly lyrical score ticking all the popular boxes: a rich sound palette, heroic passages, passionate feelings, and humanist ideals. A first-rate trio is therefore required to take on the roles of Chénier, Madeleine, and Gérard. This evening, a dream team will do full justice to this work which is all too seldom performed on the French stage.

    Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | Opéra National de Lyon