P.I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Opera in Concert; Sonya Yoncheva, Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker

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It was in the newspaper that Tchaikovsky happened to read about Iolanta, a fairy tale in which the beautiful but blind Princess Iolanta is kept by her father in an idyllic garden, shielded from the trials and tribulations of the world. Purportedly to protect her, he keeps her in ignorance of her blindness. Only her love for the young Vaudémont finally brings light into her life. Tchaikovsky was immediately struck by the “poetry and originality” of the story. Iolanta occupies an outstanding place in his oeuvre and is unfortunately only rarely performed in our day – the last time in Baden-Baden was in 2009. Now it is Sonya Yoncheva who will bring hope and optimism and allow us to experience the world with different eyes (and ears).

Photo that shows Sonya Yoncheva 1188 C Javier Del Real Groß.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Oper im Konzert

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