Royal Opera

Andrea Chénier

In Cinemas 27 & 28 Feb, 1 & 4 Mar 2015
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić, Peter Coleman-Wright
Umberto Giordano
David McVicar
Set Design
Robert Jones
2h51 incl interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 29 Jan 2015
4 stars. Exquisitely realised. Kaufmann, with his convincingly heroic presence, and the sheer beauty of his singing, brings the house down. Each aria is perfection incarnate.

David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano's passionate drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution. It presents a fictionalised account of the life of the pre-Romantic French poet who was guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. Acclaimed tenor Jonas Kaufmann (“One of the great singers of our time” –SMH) stars; his three arias provide highlights in a production that also offers major opportunities to Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as his beloved Maddalena. Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, conducts.

The captured live cinema screening will be presented by British actor, writer and director, Richard E. Grant.

Royal Opera

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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