In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.
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 fivestar 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.
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky | Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Stefan Herheim
Stars Aleksandrs Antonenko | Vladimir Stoyanov | Felicity Palmer | Eva-Maria Westbroek
Sung in Russian with English subtitles.
* Broadcast and screened live via satellite.
Multi-buy offer: purchase a ticket to 5 or more screenings in the 2018/19 ROH Season for a reduced price of £16 per ticket.
22 January 2019 6:45PM