The Swedish Royal Opera Presents ANDREA CHENIER

The Swedish Royal Opera Presents:


Love in the shadow of the guillotine


The poet Chénier fighting for freedom, love and poetry. The butler Gérard becomes a revolutionary leader to avenge the oppression and injustice. Both love Madeleine a spoiled aristocrats. Her life changes when she is thrown out of the chaotic Paris and she will experience both human wretchedness that sacrifice. The revolution eats its own children and love the couple goes to the guillotine singing high C.

Umberto Giordano’s opera Andrea Chénier is a large fresco of the French Revolution, its hopes and horrors depicted in bright, vivid images with a gallery of intriguing minor characters. The 10th, 15th and 19 January sung the title role of the world-famous tenor José Cura. In other performances singing the Italian tenor Riccardo Massi, who later starred in critical and audience success Turandot.


Press Quotes

“Class Drama with verve” SvD

 Music Umberto Giordano

Libretto Luigi Illica

Director Dmitri Bertman

Sets Hartmut Schörghofer

Costume Corinna Crome

Lighting Hans-Åke Sjöquist

Choreography Edvald Smirnoff

The performance lasts Act I = 60 minutes / Pause 25 minutes / Act II = 60 minutes.

Total length of conceptions about 2 hours 25 minutes.

Performed in Italian with Swedish text on surtitles.

Friday, January 10 19:00

Wednesday, January 15 19:00

Sunday, January 19 15:00

Wednesday, January 22 19:00

Monday, January 27 19:00

Monday, February 3 19:00 



André Chénier    José Cura  Riccardo Massi

Charles Gérard   Alberto Gazale
Madeleine de Coigny  Maria Jose Siri
Bersi  Susann Végh
Countess de Coigny / Old Madelon  Marianne Eklöf
Rocher Linus Börjesson
Fleville, poet / Fouquier Tinville  Kristian Flor
Mathieu / sansculotte Johan Edholm
Abbe, poet / incroyable Magnus Kyhle
Waiter / Dumas / jailer Michael Schmidberger
Conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi

The Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus master: Folke Alin and Christina Hornell
Royal Opera Orchestra

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