Sunday at 1400 the opera was Andrea Chenier, a revelation of a soprano Gabriele Lechner, a beautifully sung Maddalena, the Andrea Chenier of the day was Giuseppe Giacomini, was a disappointment, but the "old guy" Giorgio Zancanaro was a much better Gerard than in the video from Covent Garden
with Plácido. The regie was genial, the "lights" told a sweet love-story before the Improvviso and during Fleville's romanza.

Great choreography and acting, all the singers and chorus.


1998-10-18 Andrea Chenier (Giordano), Opernhaus Zurich

Andrea Chénier = Giuseppe Giacomoni
Maddalena di Coigny = Gabriele Lechner
Carlo Gérard = Giorgio Zancanaro
Bersi = Margaret Chalker
La Contessa di Coigny = Renate Lenhart
Madelon = Judith Schmid
Roucher = Cheyne Davidson
Pietro Fléville = Rudolf A. Hartmann
Fouquier Tinville = Rolf Haunstein
Mathieu = Giusppe Scorsin
Incroyable = Martin Zysset
Abate = Miroslav Christoff
Schmidt = Werner Gröschel
Der Haushofmeister = Andrew Costello
Dumas = Simon Jaunin
Flando Fiorinelli = Ann Bechman
Gérards Vater = Victor Sandhofer

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Inszenierung - Hans Hollmann
Spielleitung - Ulrich Senn
Bühnenbild - Hans Hoffer
Kostüme - Dirk von Bodisco
Lichtgestaltung - Jürgen Hoffmann
Chor - Jürg Hämmerli
Choreographe - Rudolf Budaváry
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