Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta”

Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta”

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko

Sonya Yoncheva

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Iolanta, lyric opera in one act, op. 69 (concert performance)

    Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Iolanta), Mika Kares bass (King René), Liparit Avetisyan tenor (Vaudémont), Igor Golovatenko baritone (Robert), Michael Kraus baritone (Ibn-Hakia), Olga Pudova soprano (Brigitta), Victoria Karkacheva mezzo-soprano (Laura), Margarita Nekrasova contralto (Martha), Dmitry Ivanchey tenor (Alméric), Nikolay Didenko baritone (Bertrand), Rundfunkchor Berlin

Peter Tchaikovsky’s last opera, Iolanta, is tender, magical and ambiguous. The focus of the story is a blind princess, who regains her sight through love – a rare happy ending in 19th-century opera. Tchaikovsky composed poetic music for the work, in which we also hear his love for French opera. This unjustly forgotten treasure will be presented in a performance with Kirill Petrenko and Sonya Yoncheva in the title role.

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