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Oct. 11 2018

10/27/18 – Andrea Chenier – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera

Andrea Chénier

  • BY Umberto Giordano with a libretto by Luigi Illica
  • SUNG IN ITALIAN
  • photo credit: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

OVERVIEW

South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee (in his San Francisco Opera debut) stars as the titular Chénier, a poet whose romance with a noblewoman is threatened by the violent French Revolution. The opera was composed by Umberto Giordano with a libretto by Luigi Illica.

Cast

Carlo Gérard George Gagnidze *
Major-Domo Anders Fröhlich
An Old Gardener (Gérard’s father) Charlie Lichtman
Maddalena di Coigny Anna Pirozzi *
Bersi J’Nai Bridges *
Contessa di Coigny Catherine Cook
Pietro Fléville Edward Nelson
Flando Fiorinelli Matthew Erikson *
Andrea Chénier Yonghoon Lee *
The Abbé Alex Boyer
Shepherdess Laura Alexich *
Shepherd Michael Levine Mathieu Robert Pomakov
Orazio Coclite Travis Rowland
The Incredibile (An Incroyable) Joel Sorensen
Roucher David Pershall *
Madelon Jill Grove
Madelon’s Grandson Graham Isom
Fouquier-Tinville Matthew Stump
Dumas Brad Walker
Gravier de Vergennes Charlie Lichtman
Laval-Montmorency Susan AndersonNorby
Idia Legray Tatiana Bookbinder*
Schmidt Anthony Reed
*San Francisco Opera debut †Current Adler Fellow

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