ROH Live: The Queen of Spades
In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession & the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves & 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.
16 February 2019
RUNNING TIME: 210 mins
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