- Hector Sandoval (Tenor)
- Rosalind Plowright (Soprano)
- Tania Kross (Mezzo Soprano)
- Scott Hendricks (Baritone)
- Norma Fantini (Soprano)
Notes & Reviews:
Andrea Chenier is now available for the first time on Blu-Ray. After the huge success of Aida, comes the spectacular new production from the Bregenz Festival 2011, staged by Keith Warner, with set design by Keith Warner. "Giordano's music is verismo of the very highest caliber and drives the high voltage plot forward with breathtaking speed," David Pountney, Artistic Director.
Andrea ChTnier's success depends on the abilities of the three principals to deliver the five or six arias that contain its best music. The singing here is quite good... [HTctor Sandoval's] evenly produced tone is a pleasure to hear... As Maddalena, Norma Fantini's voice has a lovely, warm spinto quality that's perfect in the first act... The best of the principals is Scott Hendricks as GTrard. He has a bright, agile baritone and better acting skills... The energetic, detailed orchestral performance led by Ulf Schirmer is a definite plus, and the choral work is very fine.
Hugely recommended - a fine mix of spectacle and intelligent interpretation.
Giordano's Andrea Chénier was well performed at the Bregenz Festival in 2011... Hector Sandoval (Chénier), Scott Hendricks (Carlo Gérard), Norma Fantini (Mme De Coigny) and Rosalind Plowright (La Contessa di Coigny) round out the cast. All sing wonderfully. The Vienna Symphony is conducted by Ulf Schirmer and the Festival Chorus is fine. Keith Warner's production... is steadily effective. Good video and fine sound...
The Bregenz Festival is well known for the use its lakeside productions make of gigantic sets and props - and this visually striking Andrea Chenier is no exception. The unexpected insertion of a couple of musical "interludes" by contemporary composer David Blake may jar with some viewers, but the production's attractive and enthusiastic young principals will win over many more.
Run Time: 130 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Chinese
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Richard Strauss: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Works for Piano Quartet / Max Mandel, piano
Great Trumpet Concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, Albinoni, Torelli, Purcell, Zipoli, Telemann, Fasch, Tartini, Marcello, Molter, Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa, Hummel, Jolivet, Arutiuian, Jolivet et al. / Maurice André, trumpet (rec. 1962-80) [6 CDs]
Ignaz Friedman (1882-1948): Piano Transcriptions of works by Bach, Rameau, Gluck, Field, Franck, Dalayrac, Dandrieu, Scarlatti, Couperin & Grazioli / Joseph Banowetz, piano
Franz Schmidt: (1874-1939) Variations on a Hussar's Song; Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra; Chaconne for orchestra / Jasminca Stancul, piano; Rheinland-Pfalz Deutsche State PO, Rumpf
Leo Fall: The Dollar Princess / Iwanow, Niendorf, Jacoby, Lippert [DVD]
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana / Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Dimitri Platanias, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Annalisa Stroppa. Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden [DVD]
The Becoming of the Mannheim Ring - a documentary detailing the two year production period for the Wagner Anniversary Year 2013 staging (a film by Rudij Bergmann) [2 DVD]
Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila / Albina Shagimuratova, Mikhail Petrenko, Yuri Minenko, Almas Svilpa, Charles Workman, Elena Zaremba. Bolshoi Opera, Jurowski [2 DVD]
Works DetailsGiordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier
- Performers: Hector Sandoval (Tenor); Rosalind Plowright (Soprano); Tania Kross (Mezzo Soprano); Scott Hendricks (Baritone); Norma Fantini (Soprano)
- Conductor: Ulf Schirmer
- Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1896