Giordano's Andrea Chénier

Lamberto Puggelli (stage director), Riccardo Chailly (conductor) – With José Carreras (Andrea Chénier), Eva Marton (Maddalena di Coigny)...

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Lamberto Puggelli — Stage director
Paolo Bregni — Stage sets
Luisa Spinatelli — Costumes
Anna Maria Prina — Choreographer
José Carreras — Andrea Chénier
Eva Marton — Maddalena di Coigny
Piero Cappuccilli — Carlo Gérard
Silvana Mazzieri — Bersi
Nella Verri — Contessa di Coigny
Franco Federici — Roucher
Silvestro Sammaritano — Mathieu
Rosa Laghezza — Madelon
Giuseppe Riva — Fléville
Carlo Gaifa — Abbé
Sergio Fontana — Gaoler
Giuseppe Zecchillo — Footman
Ivan Del Manto — Dumas

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In Giordano’s most celebrated opera, Andrea Chénier, the French Revolution seizes the stage of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala! This elaborate 1985 production stars the legendary José Carreras as the title's tragic poet, accompanied by the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala under the baton of the inimitable Maestro Riccardo Chailly.

One of the great composers of the verismo movement in opera, Umberto Giordano explores the struggles of ordinary people placed in desperate circumstances with this work premiered at La Scala in 1896. The opera's plot follows André Chénier, an idealistic poet, Maddalena di Coigny, a young noble lady, and Gérard, servant-turned-revolutionary, whose lives are upended by the French Revolution, and who find themselves caught in a love triangle. With a beautifully realistic period staging, a first-rate cast, and an exquisite orchestra under Chailly’s leadership, Lamberto Puggelli’s 1985 production transports us to the heart of this tragic tale.  


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Directed by:
Brian Large
Venue: Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy)
Production date: 1985
Duration: 2 h 8 min
Production: © Teatro alla Scala, NVC Arts, RAI
Available subtitle(s): EN, Fr
Resolution: Full HD