Originally posted by Barbara:
Let me make a guess here...La Pique Dame is one of Andrew's favorite operas. Yes/No?

Actually, not really. I'm always happy to see it (and Opera North are putting it on next season), but it's a rather chilly work. I don't really feel for any of the characters - Herman is mad, Lisa is a cipher ... Lots of good music, of course (I particularly like the genre stuff. And Yeletsky's aria.). I heard about half of it on Saturday and it sounded quite good.