2014 Season Production

Umberto Giordano's

Andrea Chénier COPA presents this beautiful opera conducted by Maestro Yoonhak Baek, stage directed by Brian B. Carter, and accompanied by the COPA Chamber Orchestra.
Featuring Jesús Daniel Hernández, Christina Lamberti, and Daniel Oh, joined by a cast of impressive artists.

Four Performance Venues

See more here for Dr. Chris Pastore, UPENN, pre-opera talk and slide presentation on Sunday, March 30, 2014


At the time of the Revolution, the poet Andrea Chénier wrote of France:

"I have witnessed the lamentable misery in villages, ghastly begging and harsh sorrow."

Despite his sympathy, he is falsely accused and condemned to the guillotine. In his sight, he comforts a fellow victim, "Courage, my friend, we'll meet on other shores." Maddalena de Coigny, who loves Andrea more than life, impersonates another prisoner to go with him.

The sentiments that move us are reinforced by the beauty of Giordano's score and the libretto of Luigi Illica, factors that have kept Andrea Chénier in the repertory since 1896.

Our 2014 Presenting Sponsor

Photo credits: Left: Eric Sampson, tenor. Right: Christina Lamberti Chénier artists, 2014 Season

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