The Royal Opera: ANDREA CHÉNIER
Broadcast, Royal Opera House

Date and time
Tue 11th June at 7:15pm
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(Sung in Italian with English subtitles)

Cast: : Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Amartuvshin Enkhbat 

Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

At a lavish party, the poet Andrea Chénier criticizes the corruption under King Louis XVI, captivating both the aristocrat Maddalena and the servant-turned-revolutionary Carlo Gérard. With the onset of the French Revolution, Chénier becomes a target for his dissenting views, while Gérard rises in the Jacobin ranks. Five years later, the revolutionary government wields cruel power, and Chénier risks his safety to meet a secret admirer, Maddalena, declaring their love. Caught in a love triangle, Gérard must choose between desire and morality when he has the chance to condemn Chénier, testing his integrity and their love amidst political turmoil.

(2 hrs 40 mins, including one interval)