Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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Spectacular outdoor settings in St. Petersburg highlight this Bolshoi production of Tchaikovsky's romantic opera. The performances of Ivan Petrov (in the role of Prince Gremin) and Galina Vishnevskaya (providing the vocal for the part of Tatiana Larina) are afforded powerful vocal support by Anton Grigoryev (who sings for Igor Ozerov) ... more
Only the legendary Kirov Opera in Leningrad could produce this brilliant version of Tchaikovsky's most lyrical opera, performed in the original Russian and starring Sergei Leyferkus as Onegin and Tatiana Novikova as Tanya. 155 min. Soundtrack: Russian; Subtitles: English. In Russian with English subtitles.
The Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Pushkin's classic opera boasts the music of Tchaikovsky performed by the London Philharmonic, with passionate performances by Elena Prokina as Tatyana and Wojciech Drabowicz as Onegin. 153 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, ... more
The Tchaikovsky masterpiece is revived in a stunning production by the Metropolitan Opera, boasting Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the leading roles. Renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev leads the performance after a special introduction given by Mikhail Baryshnikov. 156 min. on two ... more
Baritone Peter Mattei makes a stunning impression in the title role of this impassioned and intimate revival of the Tchaikovsky opera classic. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Vienna Philharmonic during the performance, which also features memorable supporting turns by Joseph Kaiser and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: ... more
Tchaikovsky's celebrated lyric opera of the man who comes to regret his actions in friendship and love is restaged at Warsaw's Teatr Wielki. Director Mariusz Trelinski mounts the visually impressive production and leads a sterling ensemble cast that includes Artur Rucinski in the title role, with Kristine Opolais, Dmitry Korchak, and ... more
The Queen Of Spades(1960)
Pushkin's ironic tale of greed and obsession, set to music by Tchaikovsky, becomes an unforgettable example of opera on film, courtesy of the Bolshoi. Filmed on location in St. Petersburg, the production stars Oleg Strizhenov as Guerman, and features splendid (offscreen) vocal work by Larisa Avdeyeva and Vladimir Basov. 102 min. Soundtrack: ... more
The Queen Of Spades(1960)
A mysterious noblewoman's uncanny success at cards leads a gambling count to desperate measures in this Tchaikovsky opera based on a renowned fable. Elena Obraztsova and Vladimir Atlantov head the Bolshoi ensemble in this production, taped live in Moscow. 174 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. ... more
The Queen Of Spades(1992)
This Glyndebourne Festival production of the moody, dramatic Tchaikovsky opera features a stellar international cast that includes Yuri Marusin, Nancy Gustafson and Sergei Leiferkus. 171 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian stereo; Subtitles: English; scene access. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
In this often overlooked Tchaikovsky opera, a beautiful and seductive innkeeper is pursued by many suitors, but brings sadness and death to the family of her one true love. Larissa Zyryanova essays the title role, joined by Vladimir Stepanov, Lyudmila Korzhakova, and Vadim Valyuta, in a live performance by Moscow's Nizhegorodsky State ... more
The Maid Of Orleans(1993)
The Bolshoi Opera mounts an epic production of the Tchaikovsky opera, mixing realism with the symbolic in its telling of the Joan of Arc story. The all-Russian cast is led by Nina Rautio as Joan the Maid, whose visions led her to deliver France from the invading English. Oleg Kulko, Maria Gavrilova, and Gleb Nikolsky also star. 150 ... more