The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden welcomes the audience for the Premiere.
A rare sight: the Berliner Philharmoniker played from inside the orchestra pit.
The impressive scene of the masquerade ball where Liza makes a fateful decision.
Thunderous final applause for all musicians and participants behind the scenes.
And afterwards, this of course had to be duly celebrated!
From left to right, from back to front: Benedikt Stampa, Director of the Festspielhauses Baden-Baden, Arsen Soghomonyan (Herman), Elena Stikhina (Liza), Aigul Akhmetshina (Polina), Vladislav Sulimsky (Count Tomsky), Boris Pinkhasovich (Prince Yeletsky), Doris Soffel (Countess), Moshe Leiser und Patrice Caurier (Stage Directors).