Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky's madness-inducing THE QUEEN OF SPADES is at Houston Grand Opera from April 16 to May 1, 2010

One mans obsession with a lucky card trick turns the fates of three in Tchaikovskys vibrant melodrama. Russian tenor Vladimir Galouzine returns to HGO as the tormented Hermann, internationally renowned soprano Tatiana Monogarova makes her HGO debut as his beloved Lisa, and Vasily Ladyuk is the dashing Prince Yeletsky. Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst is the keeper of the fated secret. This award-winning production is a visual treat with imaginative puppets and mixed-period costumes. Italian maestro Carlo Rizzi conducts.

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