The tragic destiny of the male protagonist- a compulsive gambler whose passion drives him to sacrifice his love, to commit murder and ultimately to die- is underscored by Tchaikovsky’s masterly musical treatment of the major phantasmagorical elements so widespread in Russian literature and art. Pikovaya Dama is a work of great inspiration and dramatic efficacy which ranks alongside Yevgeny Onyegin at the very forefront of Tchaikovsky’s operatic output.
CastEmily Magee | Misha Didyk | Lado Ataneli | Ludovic Tézier | Ewa Podlés
Number of actsOpera in 3 acts
Total running time2 hours 59 min
Running time by actAct 1: 1h 11min | Act 2: 56min | Act 3: 52min
Date of performance2010-07-01Share on Facebook