January 14, 2022
Greek National Opera to Present Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” January 29 to February 13

Tenors Marcelo Puente and Marcelo Álvarez, sopranos Cellia Costea and Eva-Maria Westbroek, and baritones Dimitri Platanias, and Elchin Azizov to share lead roles

Conducted by Philippe Auguin and presented as part of a tribute to the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

ATHENS, GREECE (JANUARY 14, 2022) — The Greek National Opera will open 2022 with four performances of Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier from January 29 to February 13 in Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). The revival will be conducted by Philippe Auguin with stage direction, sets and costumes by Nikos Petropoulos. Sharing the three lead roles are internationally acclaimed soloists tenors Marcelo Puente and Marcelo Álvarez, sopranos Cellia Costea and Eva-Maria Westbroek, and baritones Dimitri Platanias and Elchin Azizov. The production, part of a tribute to the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org]. The life and story of French revolutionary and poet, Andrea Chénier (1762–1794), who was of Greek ancestry on his mother’s side, is told through the opera that celebrates the ideals of the French Revolution that also inspired the Greek Revolution a few years later.

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