Pique Dame

Pique Dame, Peter I. Tchaikovsky, performed at the Kirov Opera, Valery Gergiev  ★★★★★
I’m in love with Gergiev, and so far, he can do no wrong. As an opera conductor, you will not find a bad opera under his baton. Pique Dame is no exception. Both staging and music get 5 stars. The performance showed the extreme character of acting, parts are sung to perfection, and music executed flawlessly. The story by Pushkin is quite creative, and representative of the genius of his pen. Interestingly, Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, and Gergiev were all from St. Petersburg, and thus a most fitting place for the opera to be performed. Pique Dame is a perfect example of Russian Opera at its best.