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Easter Festival Baden-Baden: Pique Dame

Tchaikovsky’s classic “Pique Dame” from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

  • Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker © EuroArts Music International

  • Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier, production | Copyright: © Leiser_Caurier

    Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier, production © Leiser_Caurier

The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden is planning the Easter Festival 2022 as a great return of the Live Opera with Tchaikovsky’s classic “Pique Dame”. Sets and cast of this production are intended to set standards and compete with cinema set design.

Together for the first time, Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform an opera production.

“Pique Dame” was written during probably the most difficult period in Tchaikovsky's life, when he himself was already beginning to sense how hard he would have to work for his own happiness. The very self-critical composer considered it to be his best opera. Now it is Kirill Petrenko together with Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier who will be reshuffling the cards.

Genre Opera
Recording location Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Recording date 9 + 12 April 2022
Duration approx. 165'
Production Company EuroArts in coproduction with SWR/arte
Stage Director Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier
TV Director Nele Münchmeyer
Distribution TV EuroArts Music
Original title of music work Pique Dame
Composer Piotr. I. Tchaikovsky
Soloist Elena Bezgodkova, Lisa; Arsen Soghomonyan, Hermann; Doris Soffel, Gräfin; Vladislav Sulimsky, Graf Tomski; Aigul Akhmetshina, Polina; Boris Pinkhasovich, Fürst Jelezki
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor Kirill Petrenko

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