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January 4, 2008 Pushkin's grim tale of greed and obsession gets even darker in Tchaikovsky's opera, The Queen of Spades. Renowned tenor Neil Shicoff is the love-obsessed Hermann and soprano Martina Serafin plays his victim, at the Vienna State Opera.
August 24, 2007 Massenet's Werther is thrilling, tuneful, and one of the saddest operas ever composed — it ends with a suicide on Christmas Eve. Tenor Neil Shicoff stars in the title role, in a recent production at the Vienna State Opera.
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