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.
Download here the synopsis by David McVicar.
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.
- Pinchas Steinberg
- Stage director
- David McVicar
- Andrew George
- Set designer
- Robert Jones
- Costume designer
- Jenny Tiramani
- Lighting designer
- Adam Silverman
- Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London)
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
|Andrea Chénier||Jonas Kaufmann||9th,12th,15th March|
|Jorge de León||10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March|
|Antonello Palombi||18th,21th,24th,27th March|
|Carlo Gérard||Carlos Álvarez||9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March|
|Michael Chioldi||10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March|
|Maddalena de Coigny||Sondra Radvanovsky||9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March|
|Julianna Di Giacomo||10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March|
|Bersi||Yulia Mennibaeva||9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March|
|Gemma Coma-Alabert||10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March|
|Countess of Coigny||Sandra Ferrández|
|Madelon||Anna Tomowa-Sintow||9th,12th,15th,18th,21th,24th,27th March|
|Elena Zaremba||10th,13th,17th,19th,22th,25th,28th March|
|Pietro Fléville||Toni Marsol|
|The Incredible||Francisco Vas|
On the performances of March 15 & 21, 2018, the role of Gérard is performed by baritone Michael Chioldi, replacing Carlos Álvarez, who suffers from pharyngolaryngitis.
On the performance of March 18, 2018, the role of Madelon is performed by mezzo-soprano Elena Zaremba, replacing Anna Tomowa-Sintow, due to a flu episode.
|10||Saturday||20:00||Turn PB||Fee 6|
|13||Tuesday||20:00||Turn PC||Fee 6|
|17||Saturday||20:00||Turn C||Fee 4|
|18||Sunday||17:00||Turn T||Fee 3|
|19||Monday||20:00||Turn G||Fee 5|
|21||Wednesday||20:00||Turn D||Fee 3|
|22||Thursday||20:00||Turn B||Fee 4|
|24||Saturday||20:00||Turn E||Fee 2|
|25||Sunday||18:00||Turn F||Fee 3|
|27||Tuesday||20:00||Turn A||Fee 4|
|28||Wednesday||20:00||Turn H||AD||Fee 4|
First part 60m
Second part 60m
Durada total aproximada 2h 45m
Programa de mà
Alain Verjat, professor de la Universitat de Barcelona aprofundeix sobre la figura de l´autèntic Andrea Chénier, poeta sacrificat, víctima d’una societat insensible i cruel. L´escriptor i periodista Jesús Ruíz Mantilla explora l’òpera més famosa d’Umberto Giordano en el seu text: “Una òpera verista entre el romanticisme i el romàntic”.