Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (1992 - Wien)


Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame/Queen of Spades

Germann - Vladimir Atlantov
Liza - Mirella Freni
Countess - Martha Mödl
Pauline - Vesselina Kasarova
Yeletzky - Vladimir Chernov
Tomsky - Sergei Leiferkus
Governess - Anna Gonda
Chaplitsky - Franz Kasemann
Masha - Yvette Tannenberg
Surin - Rudolf Mazzola (bass)
Chekalinsky - Wilfried Gahmlich (tenor)
Narumov - Peter Koeves

Conductor - Seiji Ozawa
Wiener Staatsoper LIVE 1992

An important record of an international theatrical event. One year after the fall of the Soviet Union, a Russian tenor, an Italian soprano, and a Japanese conductor converge in Vienna with Martha Mödl. The performance is boiling with dramatic intensity. Atlantov is at his greatest, looking handsome and heroic, tender and involved with Freni. Young Vesselina Kasarova is at the beginning of her career, Mödl is at the end.
An interview with Martha Mödl follows the opera.

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