The Queen Of Spades – Salzburg Festival 2018
Pique Dame © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz
Hans Neuenfels’ new staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Queen Of Spades at Salzburg Festival “shows a compelling director in his element” (The New York Times). With a keen eye for the psychological aspects of Tchaikovsky’s operatic masterpiece, the luminary of modern director’s theatre creates a gripping narrative, carried by a strong, high-class cast that includes Brandon Jovanovich and Evgenia Muraveva in the lead roles. Mariss Jansons’s rare appearance as an opera conductor, at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker, was “a triumph” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).