ROH: The Queen of Spades

Broadcast Live from the Royal Opera House, London to our Theatre


TCHAIKOVSKY’S  MOST  AMBITIOUS OPERA  CONTAINS  SOME  OF  HIS GREATEST MUSIC  AND  IS  A  POWERFUL STUDY  OF  DESTRUCTIVE  OBSESSION.  

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  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.  

DETAILS  OF  LIVE  PERFORMANCE  ARE  SUBJECT  TO  CHANGE.  

Tickets: Adults £18, Concessions £17



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