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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

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POSTPONED

Opera

Pikovaya Dama

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Presentation
Either I am horribly mistaken, Modya, or this opera is a masterpiece.

When Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky wrote those words to his brother Modest in 1890, he didn’t yet know that history would prove him right. He composed Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades) in a feverish burst of creative energy. In contrast with the work of the same name by Pushkin, in the opera Herman is torn between his feelings for Liza and a destructive idée fixe. The delusions of card games, an all-consuming passion, and the menace of fate are among the elements that Tchaikovsky uses to depict poetic moments that contrast with extravagant scenes set in high society.

Nathalie Stutzmann performed in our recital series in 2015; now, this will be her first time conducting at La Monnaie. Following up his Capriccio in 2016, director David Marton will once again provide us with a layered and historically informed reading. Did Tchaikovsky set his story one hundred years in the past, then Marton turns that idea upside down and sets his version of The Queen of Spades a hundred years later. In 1990, an entire societal system is at the brink of collapse in Russia, and once more we’re confronted with the same questions: who wins? Who loses? Does anyone even know the secretive rules to this game?

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorNATHALIE STUTZMANN
DirectorDAVID MARTON
Set designCHRISTIAN FRIEDLÄNDER
CostumesPOLA KARDUM
LightingHENNING STRECK
DramaturgyLUCIEN STRAUCH
Chorus MasterMARTINO FAGGIANI

HermannDMITRY GOLOVNIN
Count TomskyLAURENT NAOURI
Prince YeletskySTÉPHANE DEGOUT
ChekalinskyDMITRY IVANCHEY
SurinALEXANDER MILEV
ChaplitskyJAMES KRYSHAK
NarumovJUSTIN HOPKINS
CountessANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
CAROLE WILSON (28, 30 APR, 9 MAY)

LizaANNA NECHAEVA
PolinaCHARLOTTE HELLEKANT
GovernessMIREILLE CAPELLE
MashaELENA GALITSKAYA

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy & La Monnaie's Children's and Youth Chorus, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT

In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions With the support of taxshelter.be and ING With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government

Dates & tickets

Dates

  • Tue 21 Apr 2020

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Thu 23 Apr 2020

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Sun 26 Apr 2020

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Tue 28 Apr 2020

    Time

    14:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    Infos

    Building Bridges

    POSTPONED
  • Thu 30 Apr 2020

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Sun 03 May 2020

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Tue 05 May 2020

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Thu 07 May 2020

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED
  • Sat 09 May 2020

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    POSTPONED