The Ensemble for the Romantic Century explores Tchaikovsky's unique relationship with his patroness in a theatrical production featuring Piano Trio in A minor and some of his most moving songs. More…
In a strange relationship that lasted fourteen years and that was conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear of discovery of his homosexuality, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”
See it if you love the music of Tchaikovsky and want to learn more about his biography through his correspondence with Nadezhda von Meck.
Don't see it if you don't like classical music and don't like epistolary plays.
See it if Lovely concert within the historically based life of Tchaikovsky. Very talented cast of actors and musicians. A delightful evening.
Don't see it if Do no see if you are not a fan of classical musical.
See it if you would like to know more about Tchaikovsky and to hear many of his obscure pieces. Joey Slotnick is terrific in the title role.
Don't see it if You don't care about the composer, or if singing in Russian gets on your nerves. This piece was well worth the time and effort, however.
See it if Enjoy chamber music and wish to have it presented in a different format by having a play written around it. Still absorbing letters.
Don't see it if Need a full story. The music does overshadow any acting/dialogue.
See it if you enjoy classical music and watch to see Tchaikovsky's work performed by three passionate musicians
Don't see it if you are expecting a play about Tchaikovsky's life. This felt more like a variation of "Love Letters" in between classical music pieces.
See it if You want to see music, drama and dance in two acts. The music is great and thx tenor is a delight. Also the two actors reading do well
Don't see it if You want a play with actual musical numbers. If you want a play with an interacting script
See it if You enjoy classical music and/or want to know about Tchaikovsky.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy classical music. The show was a combination of a concert and a play.
See it if you like chamber music concerts. This is one, based on Tchaikovsky's Trio and few other works. In between some actors read letters. Gets old
Don't see it if you're not into classical music, expect more of a traditional play, or dislike 'educational' theater.
See it if You are interested in an intriguing evening of music, dance, and storytelling within a Salon like setting. Fascinating facts revealed about
Don't see it if You dislike classical music. This is not your typical Broadway musical or drama
See it if You like a music with a play as opposed to a play with music.
Don't see it if If you don't like classical music, which is most of the play with some story added.
See it if you don't know about the relationship btw Tchaikovsky and von Meck and you love classical music
Don't see it if long segments of classical music bore you or if you want real emotional depth
See it if You are moved by Tchaikovsky or are curious about him and his work. This is a gorgeous concert wrapped around a tragic tale of homophobia.
Don't see it if You dislike classical music, great young musicians, a fine tenor voice, an excellent ballet dancer, good acting and a tragic tale.
See it if You love classical music, are curious about the life and story of Tchaikovsky, and enjoy salon-like theatrical experiences
Don't see it if You prefer action-filled drama or do not like chamber music
See it if you want to know more stories about Tchaikovsky and what affect his personality, and you want to enjoy some nice music, singing and dancing
Don't see it if you don't like Tchaikovsky or you prefer shows with large stage.
See it if you like classical music live on stage, curious about Tchaikovsky & his patroness, enjoy mix of music, solo dance, solo voice & play
Don't see it if don't like plays pausing for classical music interlude or based on letters between parties no interest in composer's chamber music or songs
See it if fine trio w star pianist + dancer, singer perform thrilling Tchaik chamber music, w actors illustrate volatile Tchaik-patroness relationship
Don't see it if not much of a play - actors portray Tchaik & patroness by reading their uber-emotional ltrs; dancing not work on tiny cluttered stage
See it if Fully staged and costumed baroque concert w/ opera, ballet, violin, cello, and Steinway. Letters read w/ interludes of languid artful music
Don't see it if Concert is in forefront with all the ballet moves, opera, strings, and a Steinway on a cramped studio stage. Don't expect a "Love Letters"
See it if you are interested one of the oddest relationships in musical history, between Tchaikovsky and his patroness, von Meck. Absolutely wonderful
Don't see it if you do not like classical music.
See it if You want an incomplete arts education about Tchaikovsky In one performance.
Don't see it if Like me you are hoping to see the drama of Tchaikovsky’s life as a play rather than a musical recital with narrative. The play