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Composer: Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)

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Year of birth1867
Year of death1948
NationalityItaly
PeriodRomantic
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BerlinAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Giampaolo Maria Bisanti; John Dew; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Peter Sykora; José Manuel Vázquez; Roberto Alagna; Roman Burdenko

ViennaAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Frédéric Chaslin; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Milena Canonero; Gregory Kunde; Luca Salsi

ViennaAndrea Chénier

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

BudapestAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Balázs Kocsár; György Selmeczi; Hungarian State Opera; Edit Zeke; Rita Velich; Alexandru Agache; Eszter Sümegi

BudapestFedora

Fedora
Giordano: Fedora
Dániel Erdélyi; Nina Dudek; Hungarian State Opera; Nóra Árva; Mónika Szelei; Éva Dunai; Illés Rácz
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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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. 
***11
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Top voices, high drama in Andrea Chénier

Anja Harteros (Maddalena di Coigny) and Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Wilfried Hösl
With superb singing from Harteros, Salsi and Kaufmann, this production makes a strong case for Andrea Chénier’s continued presence in the repertoire.
****1
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