Tchaikovsky and the Russians full of storm and passion

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Pianist Claude Soucy (left) accompanied Tempêtes & Passions singers Luc Vachon, Hugo Laporte, Jessica Latouche and Marcel Beaulieu. Narrator Georges Nicholson (far right) explained the story behind each of the Russian compositions.

Tempêtes & Passions put legendary Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and several of his lesser-known compatriots in the spotlight during the Festival d’Opéra de Québec on Aug. 5.