Tag Archives: George Gagnidze

Andrea Chenier in San Francisco

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chenier is one of opera’s guiltiest pleasures. Critics fall all over their computers deploring its second rate status, but audiences love it when it’s properly cast and led. To bring off the work you must have a big voiced Verdi tenor, soprano, and baritone. My first experience with Giordano’s potboiler was with…

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Rigoletto in Aix-en-Provence

The link below will take you to a complete performance of Verdi’s masterpiece staged yesterday in Aix-en-Provence. The show will only be up for a week. So if you’re interested don’t waste any time. The cast is headed by George Gagnidze in the title role. He’s very good as are the other principals. Robert Carsen’s…

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