We will be showing Tchaikovsky’s The Queen Of Spades live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 22nd January at 6.45pm
Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.
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.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
For booking information please go here