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]