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Pique Dame: Deutsche Oper Berlin

About the Event

The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Tchaikovsky's 'Pique Dame' in a production by Sam Brown.

Tchaikovsky’s second most popular opera after EUGENE ONEGIN is inspirational primarily on account of its sheer grandeur: In PIQUE DAME, the vibe masterfully switches from the mood associated with large and representative choral and ensemble operas to psychological chamber play scenes. The polish of the sophisticated elites encounters the misery of the outlawed proletariat. Pyotr and Modest Tchaikovsky used Pushkin’s short novella as a starting point to create psychological profiles of Hermann and Lisa, the two central characters who are united in their fatalistic hopelessness and their failing pursuit of freedom. Hermann is an outsider who is miserably in love with the unattainable Lisa, who is a member of higher circles. The only way out seems to be a mysterious card secret kept by Lisa’s aunt, the elderly Countess. However, the Countess dies when Hermann tries to wrest the secret from her. Nevertheless, she reveals the card combination to him in a dream. Hermann is now unable to distinguish between reality and illusions. Instead of starting a new life with Lisa, he rushes back to the gambling table.

In Russian with German and English surtitles.

Cast / Production

Conductor — Sebastian Weigle
Director — Sam Brown
Set design, costume design — Stuart Nunn
Light — Linus Fellbom
Choreographer — Ron Howell
Chorus master — Jeremy Bines
Children's Chorus — Christian Lindhorst
Dramaturge — Konstantin Parnian

Hermann — Martin Muehle
Lisa — Sondra Radvanovsky
Countess — Hanna Schwarz
Count Tomsky — Lucio Gallo
Prince Jeletzki — Thomas Lehman, Dean Murphy (23.03.2024 | 27.03.2024)
Polina Annika Schlicht, Karis Tucker (23.03.2024 | 27.03.2024)
Tschekalinski — Chance Jonas‐O'Toole
Surin — Padraic Rowan, Kyle Miller (23.03.2024 | 27.03.2024)
Tschaplitski — Andrew Dickinson
Narumow — Michael Bachtadze, Artur Garbas (23.03.2024 | 27.03.2024)
Governess — Karis Tucker, Oleksandra Diachenko (23.03.2024 | 27.03.2024)
Masha — Arianna Manganello
Master of ceremonies — Jörg Schörner
Chorus — Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Chorus — Kinderchor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra — Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

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