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P.I. Tchaikovsky: The queen of spades

Berliner Philharmoniker

The cards in The Queen of Spades, the wine in Cavalleria rusticana, the aphrodisiac in Tristan: in our modern times, intoxication is viewed as the evil twin of freedom. For the musicians and the production team of our Queen of Spades, this is where the real core of Tchaikovsky's art lies. He bet everything on the wrong card, says Herman in The Queen of Spades, meaning that he had the choice and failed. Ancient heroes and noble counts follow their predetermined path in life. In contrast, no God nor king can take away the freedom of the ordinary citizen, who ends up losing it himself in madness and addiction. This production centers around such voracious passions, in keeping with Tchaikovsky's music, which produces its own intoxication. For it is art that transforms overpowering passions into good style, civilizing it in the process.

Break approx. 19.30
End approx. 21.10


The Queen of Spades
Opera in three acts
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky adapted from Alexander Pushkin


Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier Production
Christian Fenouillat Set Designer
Agostino Cavalca Costume Designer
Christoph Forey Light
Beate Vollack Choreography
Sylvie Barrault Make-up
Rebecca Barrault Make-up
Etienne Guiol Video
Arsen Soghomonyan Hermann
Elena Stikhina Lisa
Vladislav Sulimsky Count Tomsky
Boris Pinkhasovich Prince Yeletsky
Doris Soffel Countess
Aigul Akhmetshina Masha
Yevgeny Akimov Chekalinsky
Anatoli Sivko Surin
Christophe Poncet de Solages Master of Ceremonies
Mark Kurmanbayev Narumov
Margarita Nekrasova Governess
Jakob Lichti A boy
Sergej Czepurnyi Kolja
Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor
Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe
Aleksandra Aidu Dancer
Martina Consoli Dancer
Tura Gomez Coll Dancer
Milena Kapfer Dancer
Jacqueline Lopez Dancer
Sophie Melem Dancer
Olga Wien Piano on stage

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