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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
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. The work was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on March 28, 1896.
Andrea Chenier - Franco Bonisolli
Maddalena - Maria Gulegina
Carlo Gerard – Renato Bruson
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano
Marcello Viotti, conductor