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At The Opera, Giordano's Andrea Chenier, August 26, 2017


Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by the composer Umberto Giordano, set to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica. It was first performed on March 28, 1896 at La Scala, Milan. The opera's story 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 leading figure in the Revolution.


Andrea Chenier – Beniamino Gigli

Carlo Gerard – Gino Bechi

Maddalena – Maria Caniglia

La Contessa – Giulietta Simonato

La Scala Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Oliviero De Fabritiis – conductor

EMI – 1942 Original remastered recording


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:14 p.m.
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier EMI - 1942 BUY La Scala; De Fabritiis, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:54 p.m.
Verdi: Otello excerpts BUY from Lauri-Volpi Sings Verdi; composed by Verdi
11:00 p.m.
11:23 p.m.
Verdi: La donna è mobile Rigoletto BUY London Philharmonic; Richard Bonynge, conductor
11:25 p.m.
Puccini: Quando men vò La Bohème BUY Berlin Phil.; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
11:28 p.m.
Rossini: Largo al factotum Il barbiere di Siviglia BUY New Philharmonic; Edward Downes, conductor
11:33 p.m.
Verdi: Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Chorus) Il trovatore BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Verdi
11:35 p.m.
Verdi: Di quella pira Il trovatore BUY RCA Italiana Opera Orch.; Giandrea Gavezzini, conductor
11:39 p.m.
Gluck: Che farò senza Euridice? Orfeo ed Euridice BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Gluck
11:43 p.m.
Massenet: Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps? Werther BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Massenet
11:46 p.m.
Bizet: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Havanaise) Carmen BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Bizet
11:50 p.m.
Bizet: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée Carmen BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Bizet
11:53 p.m.
Mozart: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herze Die Zauberflöte* 3.01 BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
11:56 p.m.
Leoncavallo: Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba Pagliacci BUY ; Predelli, conductor

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