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Sep. 06 2017

9/30/17 – Andrea Chenier – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera


An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted only to be separated by the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this powerful, melodic score in a lavish period production by acclaimed director David McVicar.

Music by Umberto Giordano | Libretto by Luigi Illica

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Andrea Chénier Yonghoon Lee*
Maddalena di Coigny Anna Pirozzi*
Carlo Gérard George Gagnidze*
Bersi J’Nai Bridges*
L’Incredibile Joel Sorensen
Mathieu Robert Pomakov
Roucher David Pershall*
Madelon Jill Grove
Contessa di Coigny Catherine Cook
Pietro Fléville Edward Nelson
The Abbé Alex Boyer
Dumas Brad Walker
Fouquier-Tinville Matthew Stump
Schmidt Anthony Reed
Major-Domo Anders Fröhlich


September 9, 14, 17, 22, 25, and 30, 2016

Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Director David McVicar
Set Designer Robert Jones*
Costume Designer Jenny Tiramani*
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Original Choreographer Andrew George
Revival Choreographer Colm Seery
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Fight Director Dave Maier

 * San Francisco Opera Debut

A U.S. production premiere

A co-production with Royal Opera, Covent Garden and the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Previous performances of Andrea Chénier can be found in our Archive.

Photo credits: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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