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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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BarcelonaAndrier Chénier

© Antoni Bofill
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Pinchas Steinberg; Sir David McVicar; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Robert Jones; Jenny Tiramani; Jonas Kaufmann; Antonello Palombi

BarcelonaAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Pinchas Steinberg; Sir David McVicar; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Robert Jones; Jenny Tiramani; Jorge de Léon; Michael Chioldi

StockholmFedora

Fedora
Giordano: Fedora
Royal Swedish Opera; Herbert Murauer; Malin Byström; Daniel Johansson

ViennaAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Marco Armiliato; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Milena Canonero; Jonas Kaufmann; Roberto Frontali

PragueAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Petr Kofroň; Michal Dočekal; Prague National Theatre Opera; Martin Chocholoušek; Kateřina Štefková; Rafael Alvarez; Hector Sandoval
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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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Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen © Jonathan Rose
A voice with the proportions of a cathedral; a higher register that's entirely secure; an attention to text. Rosenblatt Recitals gave a tantalising preview of a singer who will have a stellar career.
****1
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A detailed slice of history: Andrea Chénier

Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Anja Harteros shines in Umberto Giordano’s verismo opera, with a top class sound that trumps even Jonas Kaufmann’s comeback.
****1
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