Run Time: 3 hrs, 30 mins
Sung in Russian with English subtitles.
In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession
and the supernatural, Gherman is caught
between the woman he loves and a
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
This is an engrossing portrayal
of a tortured creative artist and a gripping
piece of gothic storytelling.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:
3 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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