04 Apr 2022

“Pique Dame” in a nutshell

Berliner Philharmoniker Johanna Pichlmair (violin), Johannes Lamotke (horn) and Bettina Sartorius (violin) tell the story of “Pique Dame” in a few short sentences. 

Did you know that some central details of the libretto deviate from Alexander Pushkin's original work? In Tchaikovsky's libretto, the action is set in the late 18th century, the Countess is demonised and the figure of Prince Yeletsky has been added. The ending has also been changed: in Pushkin's novella, Herman ends up in an insane asylum and Liza ends up in an advantageous arranged marriage.

Tickets and further information on the performances in Baden-Baden can be found here.