Pique Dame

Tchaikovsky Pique Dame opera (The Queen of Spades) to a libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky. Directed 2010 by Gilbert Deflo at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. Stars Misha Didyk (Hermann), Lado Ataneli (Count Tomsky/Zlatogor), Loduvic Tézier (Prince Yeletsky), Ewa Podleś (Countess), Emily Magee (Lisa), Elena Zaremba (Pauline/Milovzor), Francisco Vas (Chekalinsky), Alberto Feria (Surin), Mikhail Vekua (Chaplitsky), Kurt Gysen (Norumov), Jon Plazaola (Master of Ceremonies), Stefania Toczyska (Governess), Claudia Schneider (Masha), and Michelle Marie Cook (Prilepa). Dancers are Anna M. Arias, Lea Baduria, Marina Cardona, Naila Fiol, Lidia Ibáñez, Christina Miralles, Raquel Pérez, Gisela Riba, Laia Santanach, Jordi Alguacil, Miquel Barcelona, Roberto Gómez, Rubén Jiménez, Roberto Miguel, Vicenç Palomo, Màrius Peran, Heriberto Rodríguez, and Arkaitz Soria. Michael Boder conducts the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Chorus Intermezzo (Chorus Master José Luis Basso), and the Escolania de Montserrat (Director Bernat Vivancos). Sets and costumes by William Orlandi; lighting by Albert Faura; choreography by Nadejda L. Loujine. TV direction by Pietro d'Agostino; Executive Producer was Barbara Berini; Producer was Gemma Felius. Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

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