Royal Opera

Andrea Chénier

In Cinemas 20, 21 & 24 Jul 2024
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier), Sondra Radvanovsky (Maddalena di Coigny), Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Carlo Gérard), Katia Ledoux (Bersi), Alexander Kravets (The Incredible), Ashley Riches (Roucher), Rosalind Plowright (Contessa di Coigny),, William Dazeley (Pietro Fléville), Aled Hall (The Abbé), Jeremy White (Schmidt)
Umberto Giordano
David McVicar
Set Design
Robert Jones
Approx.3h15 including an interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 5 Jun 2024
Official Event Listing

Opera in four acts (1896)

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann headlines a new performance of David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena (Sondra Radvanovsky), and Gérard (Amartuvshin Enkhbat), the man who could destroy him...

Please note cast change: the previously billed Carlos Álvarez was forced to withdraw from all performances of Andrea Chénier, replaced in the role of Carlo Gérard by Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat [updated 10 Feb 24]

Sydney patrons please note: Due to the closure of Palace Verona for building redevelopment, this production will screen nearby at Palace Moore Park, located in the Entertainment Quarter precinct in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Advance tickets on sale soon.