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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2 DVDs]
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Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona's Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house's Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.
"It gives us a thoroughly traditional production from the Liceu but it works because it tells the story so compellingly and because the singing and playing is excellent from everyone...Watching this DVD reawakened me to the dramatic and musical treasures of what must surely be Tchaikovsky's greatest opera (with apologies to Onegin fans). This is an ideal way to introduce the opera to someone for the first time, and a great way for established Tchaikovskians to remind themselves just how great it is." (Musicweb International)
"[Didyk] cuts a fine figure on stage: tall, blond, physically agile, he sings the role of the poor lunatic gambler well. His voice is laser-like in focus and has the familiar Slavic edge...Ataneli's Tomsky is a fine interpretation, his bright voice standing up well...[Podles] is in full control of her considerable resources, the voice booming when it must and scaled back for her lovely ballad " (International Record Review)
"Misha Didyk is both vocally strong and physically striking; his acting is suitably neurotic and ‘on the edge’...[Podles] just about steals every scene she's in. The part is often sung by veteran mezzos somewhat past their prime, so it's refreshing to hear it so well sung by a rich contralto and so well acted. " (Opera Britannia)
Misha Didyk (Hermann)
Emily Magee (Liza)
Lado Ataneli (Count Tomsky)
Ludovic Tézier (Prince Yeletsky)
Ewa Podles (Countess)
Chorus Intermezzo Escolania de Montserrat; Orchestra & Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu; Michael Boder
Stage Director: Gilbert Deflo
Catalogue Number: OA1050D
Running Time: 180 minutes
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES, CA
Label: Opus Arte
Almost walking away with the show is Ewa Podles as the Old Countess.This part is mostly taken nowadays by sopranos or mezzos on their way out,singing in slim but characterful voices.Podles,on the other hand,is in full control of her considerable resources,the voice booming when it must and scaled back for her lovely ballad.Her stupendous overacting is camp of the highest order.helped by the lighting,she is a one-woman Halloween party.The rest of the cast are excellent,with Elena Zaremba a fine particularly fine Polina. (IRR,Sept'11)
Musikalisch kann man Einschränkungen machen, so dass durchaus auch bloß 4 Sterne gerechtfertigt wären. Es ist Geschmacksache. Keine Einschränkungen gibt es aus meiner Sicht bei Misha Didyk als Hermann und Ewa Podles als Gräfin. Eindrucksvoll. Ataneli als Tomsky und Tezier als Jeletzky sind sehr gut, aber es gab jedenfalls Bessere, die auch verewigt sind. Wenig überzeugt mich Emily Magee. Sie singt tadellos und berührt mich nicht; sie ist mir als Ganzes zu hart. Elena Zaremba als Polina tremoliert recht unschön. Diese beiden Damen sind meine Vorbehalte. Das Orchester klingt nicht immer perfekt (Geigen; kann aber auch an meiner Anlage liegen), Michael Boder dirigiert sehr gut. Da gibt es nichts auszusetzen.
Ich gebe zu, ich bevorzuge die DVD-Aufnahmen von Ozawa aus Wien und Ghergiev aus St. Petersburg. Ich habe auch die Aufnahmen von Andrew Davis und Roschdestvensky als gut in Erinnerung (letztere szenisch allerdings weniger so gut; Tezier ist auch dort zu hören), aber ich glaube, die vorliegende Aufnahme ist im Vergleich dazu besser.
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I cannot recommend this DVD highly enough.
The staging itself is nothing short of spectacular not to mention the sumptuous costumes, especially the colour format employed.
Special mention should be made to the children in Act One; just charming.
So if you want to transported back in time where dark secrets transform and twist the subconscious mind of a desperate gambler, then Pikovaia Dama is for you.
The production by today's standards is quite lavish and utterly traditional. Those looking for a "konzept" will have to turn to the TDK edition from Paris. Beautifully sung and conducted it is dead from the get-go, set in an insane asylum. Hermann is sung by Galouzine, dressed in pajamas and a bathrobe throughout. He has owned the role for sometime and not without good reason. Hermann is obsessed and more than slightly unhinged but there is no nuance in Galouzine's interpretation. As the opera progresses the characters enter the asylum but never really interact with Hermann. The director, Lev Dodin, follows Pushkin rather than Modest Tchaikovsky, the librettist for his brother. The Liceu wisely opted for a straight forward version, one that can be revived as long as Dydyk or a reasonable facsimile can be found. Finding another Countess has been solved by most companies by handing the role to divas who are about to retire; the role is small and the vocal difficulties can be minimized. But hearing Podles' firm healthy tones one realizes that the composer wrote the role to be sung not simply gestured vocally. The only weak link is the Paulina of Elena Zaremba; the vibrations have loosened so that the tone becomes quite parlous at times. She is clearly trumped by Borodina in the Maryinsky set but the role is small and shouldn't be a deal breaker. The Maryinsky also boasts better dancers but then that should hardly come as a surprise when the theatre does boast of one of the world's great ballet companies. The Liceu doesn't embarrass itself and for most opera goers the presence of ballet iin opera is like finding sand in one's spinach.
The Ukrainian, Dydyk, is a major find, a tenor whose spinto tones are thrilling and an ability to act, a combination that is not all that common. His Maryinsky counterpart, Gregor Grogorian, is a sturdy stalwart tenor, able to sing spinto roles and valuable to his theatre. He is short and slightly pudgy but he is aware of the poetry in much of the music and is not to be dismissed. But there is no question that the DVD is a visual as well as an audio medium and Dydyk is clearly the winner; fortunately he is an artist as well. Robert Levine in Classics Today is very critical of Magee, finding her uninvolved and "out of sorts with Lisa'a youth, naivete and confusion". He found that close-ups revealed a woman at least twice the age that a Lisa should be! I will concede that not having spent any time with the Russian repertoire is a drawback but find it difficult to agree with his other criticisms. The camera can be merciless but he is overstating his point; Magee is an attractive woman, an engaged actress and vocally very secure. Gulegina in the Maryinsky performance is resonsive vocally but dramatically she is a cipher. Indeed had she not decided to sing the heaviest repertoire she would be a much better singer today than what we hear currently from the Met. Ludovic Tezier sings Yeletsky a role he sang in the TDK release. It is exquisite, nearly matching that of Pavel Lisitsian.
I have purposedly ignored three sets: two from the Soviet era and a Glyndebourne performance. The former have some virtues, but technically they are deficient and the latter boasts of a very poor Hermann. Incidental intelligence: the TDK set is now on the Arthaus label.