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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano

Sunday, Mar 30 3:00p
International House Philadelphia, PA

Portrayed on Broadway and in film, Les Miserables relates the horrific struggles of living during the 1830 French Revolution. Likewise, Giordano's opera relates the true story of André Marie Chénier, a French poet and victim of the perilous years of the first French Revolution. Known for his sensual, emotive poetry, he was guillotined for alleged "crimes against the state", just three days before the end of the Reign of Terror. Dramatic highlights include Maddalena's heartbreaking aria "La mamma… Show more

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A modest, genial man who once threatened his librettist with a toy pistol (they both burst out laughing), Giordano is now chiefly known for the marvelous opera Andrea Chenier (about the French poet who was both a champion and a victim of the French Revolution) and the opera Fedora (about a Russian princess in love with a nihilist)....
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International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-5125
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