Andrea Chénier

UMBERTO GIORDANO

Kaufmann, Álvarez and Radvanovsky fight for freedom and love during the French revolution

Andrea Chénier is a passionate love story set in the convulsive days of the terror at the height of the French Revolution. The opera is framed in full-throttle verismo, with its commitment to the embodiment of reality through great vocal and orchestral sensationalism.

Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Liceu, performing for the first time in Barcelona with a staged opera. The great German tenor, one of the most sought after by international theatres, will be part of one of the programmed casts. There will be two casts with three tenors: the lead role will also be taken on by Antonello Palombi and Jorge de León, along with Sondra Radvanovsky and the baritone, Carlos Álvarez, one of today’s leading Gérards.

David McVicars’ staging highlights the strength of the score, in the framework of Robert Jones’ splendid scenography, and with Jenny Tiramani figurines.

Andrea Chénier

Dramma istorico in four acts. Libretto by Luigi Illica. World premiere: 28/03/1896, Teatro alla Scala of Milan. First staged in Barcelona: 12/11/1898, Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 17/10/2007. Total Liceu performances: 49.

Artistic profile

Conductor
Pinchas Steinberg
Stage director
David McVicar
Coreography
Andrew George
Set designer
Robert Jones
Costume designer
Jenny Tiramani
Lighting designer
Adam Silverman
Production
Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London)
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia

Cast

Andrea ChénierJonas Kaufmann9th,12th,15th March
Jorge de León10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March
Antonello Palombi18th,21th,24th,27th March
Carlo GérardCarlos Álvarez9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March
Michael Chioldi10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March
Maddalena de CoignySondra Radvanovsky9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March
Julianna Di Giacomo10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March
BersiYulia Mennibaeva9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March
Gemma Coma-Alabert10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March
Countess of CoignySandra Ferrández
MadelonAnna Tomowa-Sintow9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March
Elena Zaremba10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March
RoucherFernando Radó
Pietro FlévilleToni Marsol
Fouquier TinvilleFernando Latorre
MathieuManel Esteve
The IncredibleFrancisco Vas
AbateMarc Sala
Majordomo / SchmidtChristian Díaz
DumasDavid Sánchez

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March 2018

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Approximate running time 2h 45m