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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame from Salzburg Festival

Author: C Major Entertainment

Mariss Jansons, “a compelling director in his element” (NY Times) makes his rare appearance as an opera conductor, at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker.

  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame © C Major Entertainment

  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame | Copyright: © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz

    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz

  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame | Copyright: © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz

    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz

Hans Neuenfels, the luminary of modern director’s theatre, provides a compelling, multi-layered staging of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame at Salzburg Festival.

In the stark, mostly abstract sets by Christian Schmidt, Neuenfels “draws gripping performances from a strong cast” (The New York Times) including Brandon Jovanovich and Evgenia Muraveva in the title roles of Herman and Lisa and legendary singer Hanna Schwarz as Countess. Mariss Jansons, “a compelling director in his element” (The New York Times) makes his rare appearance as an opera conductor, at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker – “Another triumph in this hot festival summer!“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). Mariss Jansons, “maybe the best connoisseur of this unjustly neglected opera” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), turns this Queen of Spades with as much verve as sensitivity into a “captivating musical drama” (Die Zeit).

Original title Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
English title Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades
Genre Opera
Recording location Salzburg Festival, Grosses Festspielhaus, August 2018
Duration 183 minutes
Video format 4K/UHD
Production Company A co-production of Servus TV, NHK and UNITEL in cooperation with Wiener Philharmoniker and Salzburg Festival
Composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Orchestra / Band Wiener Philharmoniker
Choir Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master Ernst Raffelsberger
Stage Director Hans Neuenfels
Soloist Brandon Jovanovich, Evgenia Muraveva, Vladislav Sulimsky, Igor Golovatenko, Hanna Schwarz

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