We are relaunching this call with a modification in the date of the activity. GENERAL ESSAY ‘The Lady of Spades’ (Pique Dame).
Monday, January 24 at 4:30 pm at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The show starts at 17:00h and it is necessary to be there well in advance. At 4:45 p.m. the theater staff will escort you to the amphitheater. Once the rehearsal begins at 17:00h no one else will be allowed to enter. To attend this activity you must register by clicking on the link below. *The list of attendees will be completed in order of registration. Preference will be given to AAI members. You will receive an email with the confirmation.
FREE ACTIVITY.LIMITED PLACES.
Opera in three acts. Libretto by Tchaikovsky based on Pushkin’s play of the same name. Total approximate duration: 3h 50m
The young Hermann, who has his paradise in social advancement and gambling, sacrifices his love for Lisa for his obsession in getting a magic formula, in the power of an old countess, that will allow him to win playing cards. Having caused Lisa’s death, Hermann will die, deceived by the ghost of his victim.
The tragedy of the romantic hero – a very complex protagonist obsessed by his passion for gambling, who is driven by an ineluctable destiny to fall out of love, crime and death – is enhanced by the presence of important dreamlike and phantasmagoric elements.
Gilbert Deflo’s lavish staging transports us to a bygone era that underscores the scathing portrait Tchaikovsky proposes: a vanished generation of Tsarist Russia, hidden under the guise of a gentle depiction of the reign of Catherine the Great. The court, streets and riverbanks of St. Petersburg emerge in a score that intentionally recreates the musical forms of the 18th century, incorporating references to popular and religious music without ever sacrificing the composer’s fervent lyricism. Along with Eugene Onegin, it represents Tchaikovsky’s great contribution to the field of opera.
Stage management Gilbert Deflo Scenography William Orlandi Choreography Nadejda L. Loujine Wardrobe William Orlandi Lighting Albert Faura (AAI) Production Gran Teatre del Liceu Choir of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Pablo Assante, conductor)Children’s Choir VEUS – Friends of the Union of Granollers (Josep Vila i Jover, conductor)Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Director Dmitri Jurowski