In Giordano's revolutionary potboiler Andrea Chénier, love and politics vie for the hero's soul, vividly demonstrating how both of those passions can be dangerous to one's health.
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Andrea Chénier in a production from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, that was among the highlights of London's 2014-2015 opera season. The stars are tenor Jonas Kaufmann and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, in a performance led by the Royal Opera's music director, Antonio Pappano.
Andrea Chénier: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Maddalena: Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano)
Gérard: Zeljko Lucic (baritone)
Bersi: Denyce Graves (mezzo-soprano)
Countess: Rosaland Plowright (mezzo-soprano)
Fléville: Peter Coleman-Wright (bass)
Mathieu: Adrian Clarke (baritone)
The Incredible: Carlo Bosi (tenor)
The Abbé: Peter Hoare (tenor)
Roucher: Roland Wood (bass)
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Antonio Pappano, conductor