Royal Opera House | The Queen of Spades LIVE

22 January 2019 6:45pm

£16 standard
£14.50 concession, £13 members

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Certificate: 12A
Length: 210 mins incl one interval
Director: Stefan Herheim
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Stoyanov, Felicity Palmer, Eva-Maria Westbroek
Language: Sung in Russian with English subtitles

Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spadesis 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.

There is an encore screening of this production on Mon 28 Jan ’19 6:45pm Find out more