Notes and Editorial Reviews
Production: Otto Schenk
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.0 & DTS 5.0
A Co-production of ORF and Vienna State Opera
Out of all Italian verismo operas, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier is one of the few of lasting popularity that is still performed regularly on major opera stages worldwide.
This 1981 production features a stellar Plácido Domingo in the title role and a classic staging by Otto Schenk, making for one of the finest readings of the opera.
Andrea Chénier was an overwhelming success when premiered at La Scala in 1896 and first performed in Vienna in 1926, returning to the
stage whenever a truly great tenor was available to tackle the demanding title role.
Gabriela Benacková and Piero Cappuccilli lead a strong supporting cast in this tragic love story set during the times of French Revolution.
Works on This Recording
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone),
Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Gabriela Benacková (Soprano)
Vienna State Opera Chorus,
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1896; Italy
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