At The Opera, Giordano: Andrea Chenier, February 1, 2014


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Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by the composer Umberto Giordano, set to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica. It is based loosely on the life of the French poet, André Chénier (1762-1794), who was executed during the French Revolution. The character Carlo Gérard is partly based on Jean-Lambert Tallien, a leader of the Revolution.

Andrea Chénier remains popular with audiences, though it is now less frequently performed than it was during the first half of the 20th Century. One reason that the opera has stayed in the repertoire is due to the magnificent lyric-dramatic music provided by Giordano for the tenor lead, which gives a talented singer many opportunities to demonstrate his histrionic skill and flaunt his voice.  This 1977 recording stars Placido Domingo, Renata Scotto and Sherrill Milnes. James Levine conducts.

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Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor FindBUY FindBUY
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Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier Philhamonia; James Levine, conductor FindBUY
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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavlier Highlights Vienna Philharmonic; Silvio Varviso, conductor FindBUY FindBUY
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Donizetti: Don Pasquale: Act 3: Tornami A Dir Che M'ami - Toti Dal Monte/Tito Schipa from All-Time Great Opera Duets: 1911-1942; composed by Donizetti FindBUY
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Verdi: Rigoletto: Act 3: Piangi Piangi, Fanciulla - from All-Time Great Opera Duets: 1911-1942; composed by Verdi FindBUY
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Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme: Act 4: In Un Coupe?...O Mimi, Tu Piu Non Torni - from All-Time Great Opera Duets: 1911-1942; composed by Giacomo Puccini FindBUY
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Ruggerio Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Act I: Vesti la giubba Enrico Caruso FindBUY
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Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor FindBUY FindBUY