Roland Petit La Dame de Pique (The Queen Of Spades) Music: Tchaikovsky, Symphony # 6 (Pathétique ) And Passacaille (Passacaglia) Music: Anton Webern Choreography by Roland Petit With soloists Nikolay Tsiskaridze and Ilze Leipa , corps de ballet, and orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Vladimir Andropov, Conductor Includes 32-page full-color booklet in French and English with the synopsis of La Dame de Pique, a history of both ballets in Roland Petit’s own words, a biography of Roland Petit, and a statement by conductor Vladimir Andropov about the use of Tchaikovsky’s 6 th Symphony. Special features: Interviews with Roland Petit, Nikolay Tsiskaridze, and Ilze 
Leipa Based on a story by Pushkin, one of Russia ’s most beloved authors, to the music of Tchaikovsky’s familiar 
 Pathétique Symphony , this live 2005 performance of Roland Petit’s 
La Dame de Pique (The Queen of Spades) at the Bolshoi has the audience applauding even before the curtain goes up. Petit shows his mastery of dramatic gesture in this tale of avarice and gambling. Notice the double meaning as the main character, Hermann, repeatedly studies his hands (as in a hand of cards) and to learn his fate (as in palmistry). By contrast Passacaille (Passacaglia) is a modernist, abstract ballet demanding technique of the highest quality. 133 min., All regions

La Dame de Pique & Passacaille

  • Roland Petit La Dame de Pique (The Queen Of Spades) Music by Tchaikovsky and Passacaille (Passacaglia) Music by Anton Webern
  • VNX072

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