Andrea Chenier

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Composer:

Umberto Giordano

Librettist:

Luigi Illica

Premiere:

28 March 1896, Milan (La Scala)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Andrea Chenier Synopsis

Libretto:

Andrea Chenier Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by the composer Umberto Giordano, set to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica. It is based loosely on the life of the French poet, André Chénier (1762-1794), who was executed during the French Revolution.
Andrea Chénier remains popular with audiences, though it is now less frequently performed than it was during the first half of the 20th Century. One reason that the opera has stayed in the repertoire is due to the magnificent lyric-dramatic music provided by Giordano for the tenor lead, which gives a talented singer many opportunities to demonstrate his histrionic skill and flaunt his voice. Indeed, Giuseppe Borgatti's triumph in the title part at the first performance immediately propelled him to the front rank of Italian opera singers. Borgatti went on to become Italy's greatest Wagnerian tenor rather than a verismo-opera specialist.
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Roles in Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chénier Tenor
Carlo Gérard Baritone
Maddalena de Coigny Soprano
Bersi Mezzo-Soprano
La comtesse di Coigny Mezzo-Soprano
Pietro Fléville Bass
Mathieu Bass or Baritone
The Abbé Tenor

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All scenes from Andrea Chenier

Arias from Andrea Chenier
Duets from Andrea Chenier

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Questo azzuro sofa

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
2Compiacente a colloqui del cicisbeo

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
3Son essant'anni o vecchio

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Carlo
4Il giorno intorno

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Carlo/Comtesse
5Soffoco moro tutta

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Bersi/Comtesse/Pietro
6L'orribile gonnella

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Comtesse
7Commosso.. lusingato

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pietro/Comtesse/Maddalena/Abbé
8Debole e il Re

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-4

Type: recitativeVoice: T B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Abbé/Pietro/Comtesse
9O pastorelle addio

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
10Signor Chenier

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Comtesse/Andrea/Pietro/Maddalena
11Al mio dire perdono

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Andrea/Comtesse
12Colpito qui m'avete

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
13Un di all'azzuro spazio

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
14L'improvviso

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
15Creatura strana assai

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Comtesse/Carlo
16La notte il giorno portiamo

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-2

Type: choirVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Comtesse
17Sua Grandezza la Miseria

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
18Per l'ex inferno

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Bersi/Incredible
19Temer perché temer dovro

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bersi/Incredible
20No non m'inganno

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.03-1

Type: trioVoice: T T B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Incredible/Andrea/Roucher
21Roucher Chenier tutto il giorno

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea/Roucher
22No credi al destino

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
23Credo a una possanza arcana

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
24Io non ho amato ancor

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
25Calligrafia invero femmini

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roucher/Andrea
26Viva Robespierre evviva

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Carlo/Incredible/Andrea
27La donna che mi hai

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Incredible
28Azzuro occhio di cielo

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.07-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
29Stasera la vedrai

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br T Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roucher/Andrea/Bersi/Incredible
30Ecco l'altare

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Andrea
31Eravate possente

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena
32Ora soave

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Andrea
33Maddalena di Coigny

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Maddalena/Andrea/Incredible
34Dumouriez traditore

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu
35La crime e sangue da la Francia

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
36Prendil e un ricordo

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Madelon
37Son la vecchia Madelon

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Madelon
38Noi l'accettiamo

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Madelon/Incredible
39Amici ancor cantiam

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-1

Type: choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
40L'uccello è nella rete!

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
41Ebbene donnina innamorata

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Incredible
42Nemico della patria

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
43Carlo Gérard

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B/Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Mathieu/Carlo
44Se ancor di me vi sovvenite

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Carlo
45Perch? ti volli qui

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
46La mamma morte

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena
47Perduto la mia vita

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Maddalena/Mathieu
48Mamma Cadet!

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Maddalena
49Voi state bene

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Carlo/Maddalena
50Si fui soldato

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
51Udiamo i testimoni

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B/Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Fouquier/Andrea/Maddalena
52Cittadino men duol

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schmidt/Roucher
53Come un bel di maggio

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
54Viene a costei concesso

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B/Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Schmidt/Maddalena
55Vicino a te s'acquita

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Andrea
56La nostra morte

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.05

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: T S B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea/Maddalena/Schmidt