In Tchaikovsky's fascinating drama The Enchantress, the title character is a brazen seductress who finds redemption in true love, but in the process brings tragedy to an entire family. Tchaikovsky struggled with the complexities of the plot, yet brought the story to life with some of his most brilliant music.
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents The Enchantress from the historic Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Soprano Asmik Grigorian stars as the title character, with tenor Maxim Askenov and baritone Vladislav Sulimsky as the father and son who both fall in love with her, in a production led by conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov.
Kuma: Asmik Grigorian (soprano)
Yuri: Maxim Aksenov (tenor)
Prince Nikita: Vladislav Suliomsky (baritone)
Princess: Agnes Zwierko (mezzo-soprano)
Mamïrov: Vladimir Ognovenko (bass)
Kudma: Martin Winkler (baritone)
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mikhail Tatarnikov, conductor