Breasting the barriers: Tomorrow’s Opera of the WeekOpera
Our new free streamed opera of the week from Operavision will be Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, live from Budapest on Friday 18:00 UK time, and 13.00 New York.
In Hungarian State Opera’s naturalist period production conducted by Balázs Kocsár, the young Italian director Fabio Ceresa reimagines the atmosphere of Paris before and during the Revolution. In this trailer Fabio Ceresa talks of how he was influenced by Federico Fellini, and the singers explain how offstage relationships affect their performance.
Andrea Chénier, takes place in the bloody shadow of the French Revolution’s reign of terror, a poet and a revolutionary vie for the affections of a noblewoman. Can the guillotine be stopped as their friendship turns to rivalry?