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Andrea Chenier: truth and revolution

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Richard Clay

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Abstract

Umberto Giordano’s opera Andrea Chénier opened at La Scala in Milan on 28 March 1896. This essay explores the historical misrepresentations that feature within the opera's libretto and asks whether it is precisely those elision, particularly relating to 'terrorism' that made the opera so resonant for late nineteenth-century Italian audience and for audiences today.


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Author(s): Clay R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Andrea Chenier: Umberto Giordano

Year: 2016

Pages: 15-19

Print publication date: 19/01/2016

Acceptance date: 18/12/2015

Publisher: Opera North

Notes: This is not a REF submission, it is a scholarly essay (without footnotes) for an Opera North programme for their recent production of the opera 'Andrea Chenier'. This essay might or might not end up featuring in an impact case study in 2020


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