THE QUEEN OF SPADES – Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 - 6:45pm

TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Film Society Members & Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students £10.00

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Live from The Royal Opera House

In Tchaikovsky’s opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades, based on a short story by Pushkin, comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam.

Set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

Conducted by: Antonio Pappano and directed by Stefan Herheim.

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes including one interval

Sung in Russian with English subtitles