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Andrea Chénier: Tuesday 20 January 2015, 7.30pm

Andrea Chénier

David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano's passionate opera, a drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution.

Venue

Main Stage

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Season

This event is part of the Winter 2014/15 season.

Background

Andrea Chénier has become celebrated for the lyrical music it offers the tenor who takes the leading role, with the off-the-cuff Improvviso of Act I and his final aria 'Come un bel dì di maggio' particular highlights. David McVicar (whose productions for The Royal Opera include Le nozze di Figaro, Faust and Die Zauberflöte) directs The Royal Opera's new production, moving from the opulence of pre-Revolutionary France to the horrors of the Reign of Terror.

Pre-performance Talks

Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction, which will ensure you get the most out of watching Andrea Chénier. Book tickets for a pre-performance talk.

These talks will be led by musicologist and cultural historian Alexandra Wilson. She is Subject Coordinator for the MA in Music, Co-Director of the OBERTO opera research unit and Research Coordinator for Music at Oxford Brookes University.