Andrea Chénier (NHK Symphony Orchestra)

Overview

Set just before and during the French Revolution, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier focuses on the love triangle formed by the title character, an up-and-coming poet; Maddalena, the daughter of an important Countess; and Gerard, a poor servant to the Countess who bitterly resents the manner in which the rich treat the poor. Gerard's feelings for Maddalena are initially unexpressed and unnoticed, who becomes infatuated with Chenier soon after they meet. She begins writing anonymous love letters to the poet; he ...
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Overview

Set just before and during the French Revolution, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier focuses on the love triangle formed by the title character, an up-and-coming poet; Maddalena, the daughter of an important Countess; and Gerard, a poor servant to the Countess who bitterly resents the manner in which the rich treat the poor. Gerard's feelings for Maddalena are initially unexpressed and unnoticed, who becomes infatuated with Chenier soon after they meet. She begins writing anonymous love letters to the poet; he becomes obsessed with finding out who wrote them, causing him to stay in France rather than flee after the Reign of Terror begins. In the chaos, Gerard has lost track of Maddalena, of whose feelings for Chenier he is unaware. Now a top figure in the Revolution, he wishes to save and marry her. Meanwhile, Chenier has discovered Maddalena is the one who has been writing the letters. A spy, Incredibile, convinces Gerard that he must make a false accusation against Chenier to obtain Maddalena, and he does so. Maddalena offers to give herself to Gerard if he will save her beloved, and though he tries to do so, he is unsuccessful. Chenier is sentenced to death and Maddalena bribes a guard to let her take the place of another who is sentenced to die, so that she and her love may be together forever in death.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 089948441991
  • Original Release: 1961
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  • Source: Video Artists Int'l
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W
  • Time: 2:11:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,768

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mario del Monaco Andrea Chénier
Renata Tebaldi Maddalena di Coigny
Aldo Protti Carlo Gérard
Anna di Stasio Bersi
Amalia Pini The Countess of Coigny/Madelon
Silvano Pagliuca Majordomo/Roucher/Dumas
Antonio Pirino L'incredibile
Arturo La Porta Fléville/Mathieu
Giorgio Onesti Fouquier-Tinville/Schmidt
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Franco Capuana Conductor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Giordano: Andrea Chenier - Del Monaco/Tebaldi/Protti/Capuana
1. Act I: Questo Azzurro Sofa la Collochiam [3:05]
2. Act I: Son Sessant'anni, O Vecchio [2:16]
3. Act I: Il Giorno Intorno Già S'insera Lentamente! [9:18]
4. Act I: O Pastorelle, Addio [2:47]
5. Act I: Al Mio Dire Perdona Ed al Mio Ardire [2:09]
6. Act I: Un Dì All'azzurro Spazio [5:58]
7. Act I: La Notte, il Giorno [5:08]
8. Act II: Per l'Ex Inferno [4:44]
9. Act II: Credo a uno Possanza Arcana [5:39]
10. Act II: Viva Robespierre! Evviva! [6:19]
11. Act II: Ecco l'Altare [10:10]
12. Act II: Maddalena di Coigny! [4:05]
13. Act III: Dumouriez Traditore e Girondino [5:08]
14. Act III: Son la Vecchia Madelon [4:51]
15. Act III: Donnina, Innamorata [2:34]
16. Act III: Nemico Della Patria? [7:36]
17. Act III: Se Ancor di Me Vi Sovvenite Non Sol [4:01]
18. Act III: Come Sa Amare!... La Mamma Morta [10:01]
19. Act III: Mamma Cadet! [3:44]
20. Act III: Sì, Fui Soldato [8:11]
21. Act IV: Cittadino, Men Duol, Ma È Tardi Assai [1:41]
22. Act IV: Come un Bel Dì di Maggio [5:12]
23. Act IV: Viene a Costei Concesso [2:44]
24. Act IV: Vicino a Te S'acqueta [7:17]
25. Curtain Calls [6:09]
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Disc #1 -- Giordano: Andrea Chenier - Del Monaco/Tebaldi/Protti/Capuana
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