Teatro Real: Piotr Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
Iolanta, a mature composition by Tchaikovsky, was premiered in 1892 and it contains all aspects of the composer’s mastery: beautiful melodies, clear structure and genuine passion in its many varieties.
Iolanta and Perséphone - A double bill consisting of two stage works that "represent an ideal of beauty, poetry and hope" forms this new production in Madrid from the Teatro Real. In both works the progression from darkness to light acts as an initiation rite that completely transforms the existential attitude of the leading characters. I
- Theatre Company
- Teatro Real Madrid
- Parental rating
- Parental rating information not available.
- Original language
- In theaters
- Category / Genre
- Peter Sellars
- Written by
- Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, based on Kong Renés Datter (‘King René’s Daughter’) by Henrik Hertz, in Russian/Poem by André Gide
- Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and Ígor Fiódorovitch Stravinsky
- Musical director
- Teodor Currentzis
- Ekaterina Scherbachenko, Dmitry Ulianov, Alexey Markov, Pavel Cernoch, Willard White, Vasily Efimov, Pavel Kudinov, Dominique Blanc, Paul Groves
- ICMA Nomination 2014
- Teatro Real - Madrid - Spain
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