The Queen Of Spades
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The Royal Opera House | Recorded live at Covent Garden on Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 | Music by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Directed by Stefan Herheim, Conducted by Antonio Pappano | Opera in three acts | Sung in Russian (with English Subtitles) | £17 Full (£15 Concession)
A brand NEW production
Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.
The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires…
Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
Est. running time: 3h 30min (inc. one interval)