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, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him…
Jonas Kaufmann headlines 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.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
For booking information please go here.
Music: Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica
Director: David McVicar
Set Designer: Robert Jones
Costume Designer: Jenny Tiramani
Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman
Movement Director: Andrew George
Andrea Chénier: Jonas Kaufmann
Maddalena Di Coigny: Sondra Radvanovsky
Carlo Gérard: Carlos Álvarez
Bersi: Katia Ledoux
The Incredibile: Alexander Kravets
Roucher: Ashley Riches
Contessa Di Coigny: Rosalind Plowright
Pietro Fléville: William Dazeley
The Abbé: Aled Hall
Madelon: Elena Zilio
Major-Domo: Simon Thorpe
Mathieu: James Cleverton
Fouquier-Tinville: Eddie Wade
Dumas: Jamie Woollard
Schmidt: Jeremy White
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano