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Chat: Pikovaya dama

Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men. The streaming video begins at 1:00 PM today.

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  • RosinaLeckermaul

    I was lucky enough to be in the house for PIQUE DAME last night. The best orchestral playing I have heard in an opera house in 60 years of opera going. The singers a mixed bag. Didyk had too small a voice and didn’t have the necessary acting chops. Aksenova”s high notes were hit and miss. The lower voices were better. The chorus was glorious.
    Herheim knew what he wanted every moment and his reading made sense. The massed movement of the chorus was particularly effective.