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Zurich Opera Live @ your Home "Pique Dame“ (Tchaikovsky)

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Live Music Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 23 Jan 19:30 - Sun 24 Jan 23:30

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Dear friends,
ZURICH opera again offers several videos on demand.

Saturday, Jan 23rd until Sunday, Jan 24th
you can enjoy Zurich Opera's Protected content Dame" by Pjotr Tchaikowsky.

Please use this link:
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(IN zoom link doesn't transmit the performance)

German officer Hermann is an outsider in St. Petersburg society: as he has no money. That is the reason why Lisa, in whom he has fallen passionately in love, is unattainable for him. Granddaughter of an enormously rich countess, Lisa is engaged to Prince Jeletzky. By coincidence, Hermann learns that the Countess is keeping a secret: she knows which 3 cards can ensure a win that would give Hermann a new life. From now on, gambling becomes an obsession for Hermann, as a result of which he loses not only Lisa, but ultimately also his own life. “Never before has one of my characters made me weep so passionately,” wrote Tchaikovsky while writing the opera; he identified with Hermann, emotionally torn and almost insane, more than with any other of his protagonists. Director Robert Carsen tells the story entirely from the perspective of Hermann, who lives through events once again shortly before his death. Oksana Dyka and Eduard Martynyuk gave their Zurich debuts as Lisa and Hermann, respectively. Doris Soffel appeared in the role of the Countess. Musical director is S. Kochanovsky.

Looking forward seeing you again soon live and healthy!