08 Apr 2022

Impressions from the “Pique Dame” dress rehearsal

First musical and scenic impressions from the dress rehearsal for Pique Dame, with photos by Monika Rittershaus.

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Disaster lurks not far from this sumptuous and exuberant masquerade ball. 

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Doris Soffel interprets the Countess. In 1974 she had sung Polina at the Stuttgart Opera, with the great Martha Mödl in the role of the Countess.

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Vladislav Sulimsky sings the role of Count Tomski, who is the first to tell protagonist Hermann the story about the Countess and her three mysterious cards.

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Elena Stikhina as Lisa and Anatoli Sivko as Surin just before a daring costume change on stage.

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An unsettling silhouette that forebodes nothing good...

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Aigul Akhmetshina as Polina, who sings an auspicious aria at the beginning of the opera.

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Arsen Soghomonyan as Herman, who is plagued by an impossible love and a traumatic past.

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A fateful meeting of all the opera's protagonists, with Boris Pinkhasovich as the Prince Yeletsky, who, incidentally, does not appear in the original novella by Alexander Pushkin.