Rare Tchaikovsky is tonight’s Live Opera of the Week

Rare Tchaikovsky is tonight’s Live Opera of the Week


norman lebrecht

October 15, 2021

Slipped Disc’s latest Opera of the Week from OperaVision is Iolanta by Tchaikovsky live from Stockholm, a joint production of Moscow’s Helikon-Opera and Royal Swedish Opera.

Olga Shcheglova stars in title role and Igor Morozov performs as Count Vaudémont.

Live today at 19.30 CET 18.30 London and  13.30 NY

Sung in Russian with English subtitles during the live. Subtitles available in English and German after the live with the option of auto-translation into over 100 other languages.

What prevents us from seeing the true beauty of the world? Director Sergey Novikov brings Tchaikovsky’s last opera into the present to explore the question. With this production, Royal Swedish Opera revives the one-act opera Iolanta for the first time since its Stockholm premiere in 1893.



  • Zelda Macnamara says:

    Not sure if it’s that “rare” – apart from the Met production in 2015 and 2019, it has also been performed in Chicago (2018), Holland Park and Paris (also in 2019), Cincinnati (2017), Madrid (2012), as well as quite frequently in the Russian Federation.