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Video streamed event and on demand: IolantaNew production

Watch online on operavision.euOperaVisionRecorded at Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, Sweden
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Dates/times in your browser's time zone
Friday 15 October 202119:30
On demand until Friday 15 April 2022 12:00
Performers
Royal Swedish Opera
John FioreConductor
Sergei NovikovDirector
Aleksandr KupalyanSet Designer
Mariya VysotskayaCostume Designer
Denis EnyukovLighting Designer
Olga ShcheglovaSopranoIolanta
Stanislav ShvetsBassKing René
Konstantin BrzhinskiyBaritoneRobert
Igor MorozovTenorVaudémont
Dmitry YankovskyBassIbn-Hakia
Jonas DegerfeldtTenorAlméric
Lennart ForsénBassBertrand
Klementina SavnikMezzo-sopranoMartha
Vivianne HolmbergSopranoBrigitta
Olga DeputatovaMezzo-sopranoLaura
Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus

Princess Iolanta’s blindness is a well-guarded state secret that risks sparking another war. When Count Vaudémont falls in love with her and offers to cure her blindness, Iolanta is faced with a choice: to continue as before or live her life in a way she has never experienced.

Director Aleksandr Kupalyan moves the story of the king’s blind daughter to our own time when an overpowering wealth of information prevents us from seeing the true beauty of the world. Tchaikovsky’s last opera – at the peak of his career – was much acclaimed at the premiere in St. Petersburg in 1892. A year later, it premiered at Royal Swedish Opera, but the one-act opera has not been performed in Stockholm since then.

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