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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame / Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 744004  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail MakarovAnatoli SivkoAnna GoryachovaSvetlana Aksenova,   ... 
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraDutch National Opera ChorusNew Amsterdam Children's Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Former Music Director Mariss Jansons returns to Amsterdam to conduct Pique Dame at the Dutch National Opera with “his” Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He encounters a noteworthy cast and under his baton the orchestra sounds “brilliant and splendid“ (Der Tagesspiegel). Renowned director Stefan Herheim staged Tchaikovsky’s much-loved opera about a young man who, for the prospect of earthly wealth, gambles away his chance for love and happiness.
Read more Herheim, whose stagings are famous for their multi layered levels of interpretation, attempts to reflect on the composer’s hidden love for men. “The Latvian maestro, the intriguingly performing orchestra, the smartly-chosen soloists, and director Stefan Herheim have succeeded in staging an extraordinary production” (Die Presse). “Stefan Herheim makes a great picture show out of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pique Dame’” (NMZ). “A masterpiece” (Der Standard).


Superimposing the composer’s biography on to arguably his greatest opera works ingeniously. Musically, standards are extremely high, led by Mariss Jansons’s inspired presence in the pit. Aksenova sings a steely Lisa. Diadkova is remarkable as the Countess – singing rather than growling her role.

– Gramophone


Format: NTSC
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English, German, French
Dubbed: English, French, German, Korean
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Read less

Works on This Recording

Queen of Spades, Op. 68 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail Makarov (Tenor), Anatoli Sivko (Bass Baritone), Anna Goryachova (Mezzo Soprano),
Svetlana Aksenova (Soprano), Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano), Alexey Markov (Baritone),
Misha Didyk (Tenor), Vladimir Stoyanov (Baritone), Andrei Popov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Dutch National Opera Chorus,  New Amsterdam Children's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 

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 brush up your Russian. July 31, 2018 By Richard M. (Kalispell, MT) See All My Reviews "It seems the performance is excellent but there is no option for subtitles so it is a guess what is going on. this was not commented on by Arkiv Musik so was both a surprise and a disappointment" Report Abuse
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