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Arrangement 49
The Queen of Spades
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) wrote down most of the opera "Queen of Spades" in only 44 days. The premiere became a great success - which continues to this day.
The opera tells the story of an old countess who was involved in the Paris card-playing scene in her youth, her granddaughter Lisa, who loves the soldier Hermann but is engaged to another man, and Hermann.
Hermann learns of the Countess’s life story, according to which she knew three winning cards, but would die at the hands of the person to whom she told the secret, along with her husband and her lover. Hermann senses a chance for wealth in this, as he believes he can win Lisa over in this way. He breaks into the Countess’s house and demands that the fortune cards be revealed. The Countess refuses, but dies of shock during Hermann’s threats. Lisa, who has rushed from the tumult, subsequently rejects Hermann, but later agrees to flee for a life together with him. Meanwhile, Hermann hallucinates about the three cards and, delirious, puts gambling above love for Lisa, who subsequently takes her own life. After initial wins, Hermann loses everything to the Queen of Spades card in the third game, ending his life.
The Queen of Spades, P. I. Tchaikovsky, the 12.
Aziz Shokhakimov - Benedict Andrews
Lise Davidsen
Born south of Oslo, soprano Lise Davidsen (*1987) studied in her home country at the Grieg Academy in Bergen as well as at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen and attended various master classes. In 2012 she made her debut at the Royal Danish Opera. Since winning two competitions in 2015, Operalia and the Queen Sonja Competition, she has gone on to make high-profile debuts around the world, earning her Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year Award in 2018. The Royal Opera House London, La Scala Milan, the Vienna State Opera, New York’s Metropolitan Opera as well as the festival stages in Bayreuth, Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne are just a few of her stations. Davidsen has not only made a first-class reputation for herself among Wagnerians, but also shines in the great works of Strauss, Beethoven and Verdi as well as in the Lied repertoire - for example, together with the pianist Leif Ole Andsnes, whereby the repertoire of Grieg plays a central role again and again. 
Davidsen’s voice flows seemingly effortlessly from silky depths to jubilant highs - powerful and at the same time with an extremely fine feeling for the music. The artist is now exclusively signed to Decca.
Lise Davidsen, Violeta Urmana, Victoria Karkacheva, Brandon Jovanovich, Roman Burdenko, Boris Pinkhasovich
Recital Golda Schultz, the 13.
Klavier: Jonathan Ware
The Marriage of Figaro
W. A. Mozart
“Le nozze di figaro” marked the beginning of the happy and fruitful collaboration between W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, which was to bring both success and artistic satisfaction. Although Da Ponte, as a precautionary measure and in view of the sharp censorship, dispensed with the biting sarcasm of Beaumarchais’ original, which served as the model for the new opera buffa, there was still enough fuel in it to deal with a major theme of the time: The examination of the complex relationships between the social classes, or rather the discrimination of the lower classes by the upper ones.
While Count Almaviva embodies a reactionary representative of the nobility, the shrewd Figaro is presented as a representative of the rising third class. Two forces face each other here, each claiming power in pre-revolutionary Europe. Mozart found in this passionate and ironic piece so much of the shame and disappointments he had experienced during his artistic life that he let all his bitter experiences and mental anguish flow into the composition.
Despite the explosive theme, the premiere performance in Vienna in 1786 under the reign of Emperor Joseph II was a great success. Today "Le nozze di figaro" is one of the most popular and most performed operas worldwide.
The Marriage of Figaro, W. A. Mozart, the 14.
Stefano Montanari - Evgeny Titov
Maria Bengtsson, Louise Alder, Avery Amereau, Mattia Olivieri, Konstantin Krimmel

Hotel informations for Munich 49
Rosewood Munich *****
The newly opened luxury hotel Rosewood Munich is located in the heart of Munich’s old town. Spread over two adjoining historic buildings, the hotel has a total of 118 classic-modern rooms and suites. Custom-made furnishings and Bavarian style elements as well as a spacious marble bathroom with underfloor heating ensure a cozy atmosphere. Culinary delights await you in the Brasserie Cuvilliés with innovative Alpine gourmet cuisine, while the Bar Montez invites you to round off the day in style. The State Opera is just a 5-minute walk away.
Munich, Bayerischer Hof Munich, Bayerischer Hof
Bayerischer Hof *****
The traditional Hotel Bayerischer Hof ***** has been welcoming guests from all over the world to Promenadeplatz since 1841. The rooms are furnished in different styles: classic or contemporary, colonial or floral-romantic - we are happy to fulfil your wishes. The Blue Spa on the 7th floor provides relaxation above the rooftops of Munich and offers a wonderful view of the Frauenkirche with its bar & lounge and conservatory. Thanks to its very central location, the State Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski *****
The Vier Jahreszeiten hotel ***** is, since 1858, an establishment of long tradition. It is located in the city centre on the Maximilianstrasse and only two minutes away on foot from the Opera. Offering 303 rooms and 62 luxurious suites, there are also numerous facilities to take advantage of. Its restaurant, Schwarzreiter, enjoys an excellent reputation and it is particularly appreciated after an evening at the Opera.
Munich, Platzl Hotel Munich, Platzl Hotel
Platzl Hotel ****
The Platzl hotel **** welcomes you in a charming atmosphere in the heart of Munich, only a few minutes away from the Opera. Its 167 rooms are comfortably equipped and tastefully decorated. The hotel also offers a restaurant of typical Munich ambience in a vaulted room as well as a health spa with sauna and Turkish bath.

All-inclusive price per person for Munich 49
Single room/ night
Rosewood Munich
3.860,- Euro
Auf Anfrage
Bayerischer Hof
2.360,- Euro
140-250,- Euro
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
On request
130-240,- Euro
Platzl Hotel
1.830,- Euro
90-200,- Euro

The price includes
Overnights including breakfast, good opera tickets, travel cancellation expenses insurance.