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Hungarian State Opera

Andrea Chénier – ‘La mamma morta’

Extracts | Giordano

Andrea Chénier, Act 3: Maddalena di Coigny (soprano Eszter Sümegi) sings ‘La mamma morta’.

In Andrea Chénier, the poet’s fate transcends actual events, telling the story of a tragic love triangle in which the lives of the protagonists are subject to the forces of history, betrayal and amorous passion. Along the way, Umberto Giordano's music, full of elegant aristocratic dances and popular revolutionary songs, perfectly captures the atmosphere of Paris before and during the French Revolution. Winner of the 2016 International Opera Award for Young Director, Fabio Ceresa returns to the Erkel Theatre for this impressive period production.

The full performance is no longer available but other material about the production can be found here.