The Queen of Spades – Live Screening
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Tue 22 Jan, 6.45pm
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: Stefan Herheim
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
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Friends of the Grove Theatre (available online; 2 discounted tickets for Gold members and 4 for Platinum members – enter maximum amount of tickets required per membership type into basket as Standard) £2.50 off
Concessions £2 off
Wheelchair Users (cannot be booked online; please call Box Office) £2 off
Picture caption/credit: Stefan Herheim’s exciting The Queen of Spades (Dutch National Opera) © Karl and Monika Forster