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Composer: Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)

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Year of birth1867
Year of death1948
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Andrea Chénier
May 2019
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ViennaAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Marco Armiliato; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Milena Canonero; Yusif Eyvazov; Marco Vratogna

MunichAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Asher Fisch; Philipp Stölzl; Bavarian State Opera; Heike Vollmer; Anke Winckler; Stefano La Colla; Željko Lučić

BerlinAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Roberto Rizzi Brignoli; John Dew; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; José Manuel Vázquez; Martin Muehle; Roman Burdenko

LondonAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Daniel Oren; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Robert Jones; Jenny Tiramani; Roberto Alagna; Sondra Radvanovsky

ToursAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Benjamin Pionnier; Pierfrancesco Maestrini; Opéra de Tours; Nicolás Boni; Luca Dall'Alpi; Gustavo Porta; André Heyboer
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Bloody and marvellous Wexford double bill by Leoni and Giordano

Leon Kim (Uin-Scî) and Joo Won Kang (Cim-Fen) in L'oracolo © Clive Barda
A terrifically strong cast gives a fine rendition of two lesser heard operas: Giordano's Mala vita Leoni's L'oracolo.
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Byström’s thrilling performance as Fedora

Malin Byström (Fedora) © Markus Gårder
After her triumph at the Royal Opera House in London as Salome, Byström comes home to Sweden to great acclaim in Giordano’s opera.
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Radvanovsky y Álvarez triunfan en la noche de Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann and Sondra Radvanovsky © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
A spectacular cast makes this Andrea Chénier the great event of the Liceu's opera season.
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
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Tradition triumphs at La Scala

Anna Netrebko (Maddalena) and Yusif Eyvazov (Andrea Chénier) © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The big season opener at La Scala offers few surprises in a traditional staging, although Yusif Eyvazov proved his worth in the title role. 
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