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Live from the Met


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The Queen of Spades
Tchalkovsky's opera of fate, love and a three-card trick, in Elijah Moshinsky 's new production, which has proved to be one of the highlights of this year's Met season. Based on a short story by Pushkin, the opera portrays the two obsessions of Hermann, a Russian soldier: his love for
Lisa and his desire to learn the secret of the cards, known only to Lisa's grandmother. The pursuit of these obsessions leads, inevitably, to tragedy. Sung in Russian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Valery Gergiev Act
7.40 Leonie Rysanek, who sings the Countess in this evening's performance, has announced that this will be her last season on the American operatic stage. She first sang at the Met in 1959, and has returned nearly every season since. In an interview with George
Jellinek, she recalls this illustrious part of her career.
8.05 Act 2
9.10 The Opera Quiz
9.30 Act 3
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU


Unknown: Elijah Moshinsky
Lisa: Maria Guleghina(sop)
Countess: Leonie Rysanek(mezzo)
Pauline: Birgitta Svenden(contralto)
Hermann: Gegam Grigorian(tenor)
Tomsky: Nikolai Putilin(baritone)

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