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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Andrea Chénier, Act III
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Lyric Soprano
Original key G Major
Language Italian
Composer Umberto Giordano 1867 – 1948
Poet Luigi Illica 1857 – 1919
Range La mamma morta
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La mamma morta, a setting by Luigi Illica, was Umberto Giordano in 1896 (G Major) and premiered the same year. This aria is part of Act III of his opera, Andrea Chénier.

Andrea Chenier is the most appreciated of Umberto Giordano’s operas, mainly because of the beautiful tenor part he composed for the role of Andrea Chenier. Premiered at the Scala as the composer had not yet reached thirty, this opera is a typical example of Italian verismo opera where the depiction of poverty is associated to throughout composed music and realistic language.

Act I opens on the Parisian palace of the Countess of Coigny. Servants are working hard to prepare the coming ball. Carlo Gérard, a majordomo is full of hatred towards his noble masters as they exploit the servants without pity. He only feels affection for Maddalena the daughter of the family, who likes spending time with them all. As the evening begins, Andrea Chénier, a popular poet is asked to improvise a poem but refuses. Maddelena mocks him and he furiously composes a poem about the suffering of the poor that shocks all the noble guests. Maddalena is ashamed of her mockeries and asks for his forgiveness. A crowd of hungered people interrupts, asking for food but the Countess sends them all out. Gérard repudiates his services and leaves with his old father.

Act II opens on a Café where we meet Bersi (the maid of Maddalena) now a Merveilleuse (artists of the time). Chénier seems to know her and they communicate non-verbally. Roucher arrives and warns his friend Chénier he is about to be arrested. He offers him a false passport and urges him to flee. Chénier refuses at first, as he is awaiting a mysterious woman who has been writing him love letters. Roucher convinces him to accept the passport. A procession of revolutionary leader including Gérard enter the café. A spy reports on Betsy acting suspiciously. Later, in the night, a woman enters and uncovers herself in front of Chénier. He recognizes Maddalena and they express their passionate love to each other. They are denounced to Gerald who arrives as they are leaving. The both men fight and Gérard is hurt. He advises the two love-birds to flee and when other soldiers arrive tells them he does not know who his assailant was.

Act III opens on Gérard convincing people to help the revolution. He is told Chénier has been arrested and they are waiting for Maddalena to come for him. He is pressured to write charges against Chénier. He feels he is, by doing so, betraying the Revolutionary ideals, however he signs and the document is brought to the trial. Maddalena enters to plead for Chénier’s life. Gérald lets her know he has always been in love with her and that if she accepts to be his, he will have Chénier released. She refuses. Gérald renounces when he realizes how strongly she loves Chénier and Maddalena tells him about her life since her mother was murdered and she was left with nothing in her aria: La mamma morta.

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