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Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Domingo, Benackova, Santi, Et Al

Giordano / Domingo / Benackova / Vspo / Santi
Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000460109  
Composer:  Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Piero CappuccilliPlacido DomingoGabriela Benacková
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Production: Otto Schenk

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.0 & DTS 5.0
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
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
Read more 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.
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Works on This Recording

Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Gabriela Benacková (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 

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