Title
Andrea Chenier
Composer
Umberto Giordano 1867-1948
Librettist
Luigi Illica
Performer
Plácido Domingo 1941- (tenor) Anna Tomowa-Sintow 1941- (sopraan) Giorgio Zancanaro  (bariton) Cynthia Buchan  (mezzosopraan) Patricia Johnson  (alt) Jonathan Summers  (bariton) John Dobson  (zangstem) Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra
Director
Michael Hampe
Conductor
Julius Rudel 1921-2014
Publisher
NVC Arts, 2004
1 dvd + boekje
Recording date
1985
Playing time
01:52:00
Note
Ondertiteling: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Japans
EAN
5050466835727

About Umberto Giordano

Umberto Menotti Maria Giordano (28 August 1867 – 12 November 1948) was an Italian composer, mainly of operas.

He was born in Foggia in Apulia, southern Italy, and studied under Paolo Serrao at the Conservatoire of Naples. His first opera, Marina, was written for a competition promoted by the music publishers Casa Sonzogno for the best one-act opera, remembered today because it marked the beginning of Italian verismo. The winner was Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Giordano, the youngest contestant, was placed sixth among seventy-three entries with his Marina, a work which generated enough interest for Sonzogno to commission the staging of an opera based on it in the 1891–92 season.

The result was Mala vita, a gritty verismo opera about a labourer who vows to reform a prostitute if he is cured of his tuberculosis. This work caused something of a scandal when performed at the Teatro Argentina,…Read more on Wikipedia

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