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2 hrs 20 mins

Witness one of the most beloved pieces of opera, with the highly acclaimed tenor Jonas Kaufmann at its helm. Based on a true story, relive the gripping events of the French Revolution, as poet Andrea Chenier navigates through the worlds of love, betrayal, and rebellion!

Why Watch Andrea Chenier

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann reprises his role as the legendary Andrea Chenier at the Sydney Opera House. With leading tenor roles at some of the biggest operas in the world, Jonas has been described as one of the most versatile opera performers of his generation. Composed by Umberto Giordano, the opera gives ample opportunity to the tenor lead to flaunt his theatrical voice, often propelling them to the front rank of contemporary opera singers. Kaufmann, in particular, has been praised for his ability to coalesce his dark and liquid tone with the refined intensity that the opera calls for. Ludovic Tezier, one of the leading baritones of the current generation, along with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Sian Pendry, make for the perfect supporting cast for the dramatic performance. Led by Pinchas Steinberg, you are in for an unforgettable night of verismo opera as the spectacular Sydney Opera House! Relive the tragic tale of Andrea Chenier with a memorable background score by the Opera Australia Orchestra.

The Story

The story is based on true events and is set in the midst of the French Revolution. France is on the brink of a transformation, resulting due to the appalling treatment of the poor by the nobility. Carlo Gerard, a servant of the de Coigny family, reaches his breaking point and leads the servants against the rich. A poet and philosopher, Andrea Chenier, also a defender of the poor, joins these revolutionaries as they attempt to overthrow the nobility and establish a new order. Maddalena de Coigny is the only surviving member of her family after her house was burned down by the revolutionaries. She is forced to go into hiding, and can only trust her servant, Bersi. Bersi meets Chenier and sets up a meeting between him and Maddalena. A spy catches Chenier meeting Maddalena and informs Gerard, who appears at the scene. Will Chenier be captured and falsely accused of betrayal? Can Maddalena save the life of her lover? Follow Andrea Chenier on his journey through love and revolution!

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Fans of Opera | First-time operagoers

Critics Reviews

“Powerful. The world’s greatest tenor.”
- The Telegraph

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Show Details

Show Timings

8th Aug 7:00 PM
11th Aug 1:00 PM

2 hours 20 minutes, including one intermission

Leading Roles
Jonas Kaufmann as Andre Chenier
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena
Ludovic Tézier as Carlo Gerard
Sian Pendry as Bersi
Anna Dowsley as Madelon
Benjamin Rasheed as The Incredible

Pinchas Steinberg

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible

The Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House has a seating capacity of 5,738.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for groups lesser than 8.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Sydney Opera House about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.

We would recommend reaching the Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to you show.

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