Giordano: Andrea Chénier (Live 2-CD) – Giuseppe Giacomini, Ghena Dimitrova

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Giordano: Andrea Chénier (Live 2-CD) – Giuseppe Giacomini, Ghena Dimitrova

Composer: Umberto Giordano
Artists: Giuseppe Giacomini, Ghena Dimitrova, Giorgio Zancanaro, Tiziana Tramonti, Laura Bocca, Eleonora Jankovic, Alfredo Zanazzo, Carmelo Caruso, Giovanni Antonini, Marco Chingari, Oslavio Di Credico, Pio Bonfanti, Ledo Freschi, Dario Zerial, Enrico Fibrini, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Genova
Conductor: Paolo Olmi
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Bongiovanni
CD Release Date: January 17, 2020

Ghena Dimitrova and Giuseppe Giacomini, recorded live at the Teatro Margherita in Genoa, in May 1991. Their notes rang out with clarity, power and a lightning-fast attack; their phrasing was as imposing as it was tireless; their emotional tension sent shivers down the audience’s collective spine; and, most importantly, they phrased their notes and articulated their words with a severity and intensity which makes the difference between a fine evening of operatic thrills and an interpretation deserving to be recorded for the benefit of those who were not lucky enough to be there on the night.

 



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History

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier

A passionate tale of ill-fated love between an idealistic artist and an aristocratic lady, this quintessential verismo drama is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and loosely based on the life of the poet André Chénier. The opera premiered in 1896 at Milan’s La Scala.

 

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