Washington National Opera opens its season with its first-ever
production of Umberto Giordano's verismo masterpiece of
the French Revolution. Visionary Polish director Mariusz
Trelinski, remembered in Washington for his extraordinary 2001
Madama Butterfly, is joined by conductors Plácido Domingo
and Eugene Kohn for a stunningly vivid portrait of revolutionary
France and its doomed lovers. Renowned Italian tenors Salvatore
Licitra and Carlo Ventre share the role of the idealistic young
poet Chénier, and the luminous Italian soprano Paoletta Marrocu
is Chénier's aristocratic lover Maddalena, with acclaimed Mexican
baritone Jorge Lagunes as the vindictive Carlo Gérard.
Performed in Italian with English Surtitles®
NOTE: Surtitles® not visible from Rear Orchestra.
Plácido Domingo, 9/26m, 10/2 only
Salvatore Licitra, Andrea Chénier, tenor
Carlo Ventre, Andrea Chénier, tenor
Paoletta Marrocu, Maddalena, soprano
Jorge Lagunes, Carlo Gérard, baritone
Elizabeth Bishop, Bersi/Madelon, mezzo soprano
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.