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.
“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
- 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