Tchaikovsky: The Enchantress

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Catalog: 2110768-69

Alexander Mikhailov Asmik Grigorian Chor der Oper Frankfurt Claudia Mahnke Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, ASMIK GRIGORIAN

Originally set in the 15th century, Tchaikovsky’s "The Enchantress" is updated to the present day in this innovative production. The charismatic, emancipated Nastasya, who rejects the advances of the devious Mamïrov, duly faces the implacable forces of traditional values in a society riven by divisions between liberal freedoms and religious orthodoxies. The tragic outcome engulfs everyone. This production was a triumphant success – ‘At the end, storms of enthusiasm, the likes of which are rare even at Oper Frankfurt’ (Neue Musikzeitung) – both for the staging and performers, with soprano Asmik Grigorian hailed as a ‘miracle’ and baritone Iain MacNeil as ‘world class’.

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