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Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Levine, Pavarotti, Guleghina, Pons, Metropolitan Opera


Release Date: 11/01/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001611109  
Composer:  Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Juan PonsLuciano PavarottiMaria Guleghina
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In continuing the great tradition of Decca's magnificent Met Opera DVDs, Giordano's Andrea Chénier is captured here in excellent quality, showcasing Luciano Pavarotti, the premiere opera star of his day in one his most memorable performances, alongside Maria Guleghina and Juan Pons, with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine.

One of the great verismo operatic dramas, Andrea Chénier is notable for the title role's two great solo arias, 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' (also known as 'L'improvviso') and 'Come un bel di di maggio', as well as the overwhelming final duet, 'Vicino a te'. Truly a legendary and unique performance from the great tenor.
In continuing the great tradition of Decca's magnificent Met Opera DVDs, Giordano's Andrea Chénier is captured here in excellent quality, showcasing Luciano Pavarotti, the premiere opera star of his day in one his most memorable performances, alongside Maria Guleghina and Juan Pons, with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine.

One of the great verismo operatic dramas, Andrea Chénier is notable for the title role's two great solo arias, 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' (also known as 'L'improvviso') and 'Come un bel di di maggio', as well as the overwhelming final duet, 'Vicino a te'. Truly a legendary and unique performance from the great tenor.
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Works on This Recording

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Juan Pons (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Maria Guleghina (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Nothing Better! August 2, 2014 By Antoinette L. (Murrells Inlet, SC) See All My Reviews "My very favorite opera. There is only one "Andrea" and this has got to be the one! Truly awesome." Report Abuse
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