Kirill Petrenko (photo: Frederike van der Straeten)

Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky's “Queen of Spades”

No opera demonstrates more vividly than Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades the fact that people’s desires are often their undoing. The outsider Herman wants nothing more than to succeed at card-playing but loses everything in the end. Lisa searches for her great love, is bitterly disappointed and takes her life. There is also a mysterious Countess with magical secrets. It is a dark world, which Tchaikovsky reveals in passionate, dramatic music. After staged productions at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, Kirill Petrenko conducts the work in a concert performance at the Philharmonie Berlin.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor (Herman)

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Count Tomsky)

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone (Prince Yeletsky)

Doris Soffel contralto (Countess)

Asmik Grigorian soprano (Liza)

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano (Polina)

Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Queen of Spades, op. 68

Dates and Tickets

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Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 19:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 18:10

Serie E

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Frederike van der Straeten)

Doris Soffel (photo: Boris Streubel)