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Opera

Andrea Chénier, Royal Opera House, review: like a Carry On - but without the jokes

By all means go to hear the thrilling Jonas Kaufmann but don’t expect a night of theatrical profundity

24 January 2015

9:00 AM

24 January 2015

9:00 AM

Andrea Chénier

Royal Opera House, in rep until 6 February

Who on earth could have predicted that a hoary old operatic melodrama set in revolutionary France would find resonance in the present where the pen as a weapon against bigotry and hypocrisy has suddenly achieved iconic status. But hold up, let’s not get carried away. We’re talking about Giordano’s Andrea Chénier.

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