COPA presents this beautiful opera conducted by
Baek, stage directed by Brian B. Carter, and accompanied by the COPA Chamber Orchestra.
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
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.
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