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Andrea Chénier - 10 February 1984 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Richard Armstrong
Acting Chorus Master Nina Walker
Leader John Brown
Cast
Carlo Gérard
a servant at the Château de Coigny
Bernd Weikl
Major Domo John Gibbs
Maddalena di Coigny Rosalind Plowright
Bersi
Maddalena's mulatto maid
Cynthia Buchan
Contessa di Coigny
Maddalena's mother
Patricia Johnson
Fléville
a romance writer
Gordon Sandison
Andrea Chénier
a poet
José Carreras
Abbé Alexander Oliver
Mathieu
a sansculotte
Richard Van Allan
Incredibile
a spy
John Dobson
Roucher
a friend of Chénier
Jonathan Summers
Madelon
an old blind woman
Anny Schlemm
Dumas
President of the Revolutionary Tribunal
Geoffrey Moses
Fouquier-Tinville
Prosecutor of the Revolutionary Tribunal
John Gibbs
Schmidt
gaoler at the Saint-Lazare prison
Eric Garrett
Act I: Gérard's father, Fiorinelli (an Italian musician), servants, guests, singers, dancers, peasants
Act II: Orazio Coclite (Mathieu's companion), Robespierre, Representatives of the Nation, National Guards, revolutionaries, citizens, sansculottes, Carmagnoles, Merveilleuses, Incroyables, newspaper-boys, a waiter, condemned aristocrats
Act III: Alberto Roger (Madelon's grandson), Idia Legray, Laval Montmorency, Gravier de Vergennes (three accused aristocrats), secretary of the Revolutionary Tribunal, judges
Act IV: Prisoners
The Royal Opera Chorus
Children from The London Oratory School
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: Italian
Durations: Act I: 7.34-8.03pm, Act II: 8.31-8.59pm, Act III: 9.30-10.11pm, Act IV: 10.24-10.41pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 10 February 1984 (in Royal Opera House Collections)