Opera

Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades

Hans Neuenfels (stage director), Mariss Jansons (conductor) – With Brandon Jovanovich, Evgenia Muraveva, Vladislav Sulimsky...

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Cast

Hans Neuenfels — Stage director
Christian Schmidt — Stage sets
Reinhard von der Thannen — Costumes
Stefan Bolliger — Lighting
Nicolas Humbert — Video
Martin Otter — Video
Teresa Rotemberg — Choreographer
Yvonne Gebauer — Dramaturgy
Brandon Jovanovich — Hermann
Vladislav Sulimsky — Count Tomsky/ Plutus
Igor Golovatenko — Prince Yeletsky
Evgenia Muraveva — Liza
Oksana Volkova — Polina / Daphnis
Hanna Schwarz — Countess
Alexander Kravets — Chekalinsky
Stanislav Trofimov — Surin
Gleb Peryazev — Narumov

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Lonely souls gamble for a better life in Tchaikovsky’s operatic interpretation of Pushkin’s melancholic 1833 novella The Queen of Spades. Set in late 18th century St. Petersburg, the work explores the downward spiral of a young army officer as he becomes obsessed with learning the secret of an elderly countess, famed in her youth as the ‘muscovite Venus’ and as an unbeatable adversary at the gaming table. Stage director Hans Neuenfels joined forces with maestro Mariss Jansons at the head of the Wiener Philharmoniker for the 2018 Salzburg Festival’s production of this late Romantic masterpiece of Russian opera.

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Venue: Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg, Austria)
Broadcast date: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:45 PM
Production date: 2018
Recording date: 08/13/2018
Duration: 3 h 2 min
Production: A co-production of Servus TV, NHK and UNITEL in cooperation with Wiener Philharmoniker and the Salzburg Festival
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD