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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame from Dutch National Opera

Former Music Director Mariss Jansons returns to Amsterdam to conduct Pique Dame at the Dutch National Opera with “his” Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame © C Major Entertainment

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    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame © Karl and Monika Forster

  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame | Copyright: © Karl and Monika Forster

    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame © Karl and Monika Forster

He encounters a noteworthy cast and under his baton the orchestra sounds “brilliant and splendid“ (Der Tagesspiegel).

Renowned director Stefan Herheim staged Tchaikovsky’s much-loved opera about a young man who, for the prospect of earthly wealth, gambles away his chance for love and happiness. Herheim, whose stagings are famous for their multi layered levels of interpretation, attempts to reflect on the composer’s hidden love for men.

“The Latvian maestro, the intriguingly performing orchestra, the smartly chosen soloists, and director Stefan Herheim have succeeded in staging an extraordinary production” (Die Presse).

“Stefan Herheim makes a great picture show out of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pique Dame’” (NMZ).

“A masterpiece” (Der Standard).

Original title Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
Genre Opera
Recording location Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, June 2016
Duration 181 mins
A coproduction of Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Unitel
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra / Band Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor Mariss Jansons
Choir Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor
Stage Director Stefan Herheim
Soloist Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov, Svetlana Aksenova, Larissa Diadkova

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