Andrea Chénier in Concert

Giordano’s famous opera
  • Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 08 Aug - 11 Aug
    TWO SHOWS ONLY
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $389.00*
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    Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
    Melbourne • 13 August 7:00pm
    ONE SHOW ONLY
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $389.00*
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  • Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 08 Aug - 11 Aug
    TWO SHOWS ONLY
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $389.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
    Melbourne • 13 August 7:00pm
    ONE SHOW ONLY
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $389.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Andrea Chénier is in danger of losing his head. As France cowers under the Reign of Terror, the poet is falling madly, passionately in love.

A gripping story based on true events unfolds swiftly in Giordano’s famous opera, beloved by audiences and performers for its magnificent arias, tender love story and dramatic music. A poet, a philosopher and defender of the poor, Chénier believes in the ideals of his revolutionary brothers: Liberty! Equality! Fraternity! Now the revolution is over, but La Guillotine hasn’t lost her taste for blood. The revolutionaries, once so idealistic, are turning on their own to keep her fed.

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns to Australia in one of his most celebrated roles. A concert performance of Andrea Chénier offers the perfect showcase for his “dark, liquid tone, which soars through the music with refined ease and intensity” (The Guardian). A stellar supporting cast includes Ludovic Tézier, one of the world’s greatest baritones, and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Chénier’s lover, Maddalena, who sings the heartbreaking ‘La mamma morta’.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

"The world's greatest tenor"

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