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Royal Opera House: the Queen of Spades ( Tchaikovsky)

Sun, 27th January, 2019 @ 14:00pm - 17:30pm

£8 – £13


For The Queen of Spades

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

Director: Stefen Herheim

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Gherman), Vladimir Stoyanov (Prince Yeletsky), Felicity Palmer (Countess), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Liza)

  • Running time (approx): 210 mins
  • Three acts, including one interval
  • Sung in Russian with English subtitles
  • This  Screening broadcast via Satellite and is the live performance from Tuesday 22nd



Sun, 27th January, 2019
14:00pm - 17:30pm
£8 – £13
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Sparc Theatre
Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
01588 638321


Liz Still