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PRINCIPAL CASTBrandon Jovanovich, Evgenia Muraveva, Vladislav Sulimsky, Igor Golovatenko, Hanna Schwarz
DIRECTORHans Neuenfels, Tiziano Mancini, Mariss Jansons
Hans Neuenfels, the luminary of modern director's theatre, provides a compelling, multi-layered staging of Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame at Salzburg Festival. In the stark, mostly abstract sets by Christian Schmidt, Neuenfels ''draws gripping performances from a strong cast'' (The New York Times) including Brandon Jovanovich and Evgenia Muraveva in the title roles of Herman and Lisa and legendary singer Hanna Schwarz as Countess. Mariss Jansons, ''a compelling director in his element'' (The New York Times) makes his rare appearance as an opera conductor, at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker – ''Another triumph in this hot festival summer!'' (Neue ZÃ¼rcher Zeitung). Mariss Jansons, ''maybe the best connoisseur of this unjustly neglected opera'' (SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung), turns this Queen of Spades with as much verve as sensitivity into a ''captivating musical drama'' (Die Zeit).
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