May 23 2022 | Oleg Caetani conducts Cajkovskij’s Pique Dame at the Hessisches Theater Wiesbaden

23 May 2022 | Grosses Haus, Germany

Alexander Pushkin's short story »Pique Dame« tells the tale of three enchanted playing cards which promise fantastic winnings, but may also hold great disaster. The old Countess, formerly known as the Queen of Spades because of her passion for gambling, guards the cards' secret with her life. Hermann, a penniless officer, becomes obsessed with obtaining the secret of the cards and is willing to risk everything for it: life, love and even his own existence. Peter Tchaikovsky turned this story of human avarice into an opera, bringing another main theme into the limelight: love, in the form of Lisa, who follows Herman to the point of self-destruction. Uwe Eric Laufenberg directs Tchaikovsky's parable, with stage and costume designs by Rolf and Marianne Glittenberg.

Conductor Oleg Caetani
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Design Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Design Marianne Glittenberg
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Design Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Constantin Mende
Video Gérard Naziri

Hermann Aaron Cawley
Count Tomsky KS Thomas de Vries
Prince Yeletsky / Plutus Benjamin Russell
Lisa / Chloë Elena Bezgodkova
Polina / Daphnis Silvia Hauer
Gräfin Romina Boscolo
Chekalinsky Erik Biegel
Surin Marek Reichert
Chaplitsky Julian Habermann
Masha Michelle Ryan

Chor & Chorsolisten des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden