Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

One man’s obsession with a lucky card trick turns the fates of three in Tchaikovsky’s vibrant melodrama. Russian tenor Vladimir Galouzine returns to HGO as the tormented Herman, internationally renowned soprano Tatiana Monogarova makes her HGO debut as his beloved Lisa, and Vasily Ladyuk is the dashing Prince Yeletsky.

Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst is the keeper of the fated secret. This award-winning production is a visual treat with imaginative puppets and mixed-period costumes. Italian maestro Carlo Rizzi conducts.

Performance Timing: 3 hours, 30 minutes including 2 intermissions

Comments [2]

Rumjahn Farid from Brooklyn,NY11204

Although, I don't understand the words being sung, I enjoy the musical singing, arias, and the dramatic music. I love Tchaikovsky's music.

Nov. 20 2010 03:13 PM
larry eisenberg from nyc

That Opera is one I adore,
But those male voices I must deplore,
With a frustrated sigh
I bid it goodbye,
Despite a most ravishing score!

Nov. 20 2010 02:48 PM

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