The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades

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Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Royal Opera House.

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 unful lled 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.

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
  • Time

    10am
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    Sung in Russian with English surtitles

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Aleksandrs AntonenkoGherman
    • Vladimir StoyanovPrince Yeletsky
    • Felicity PalmerCountess
  • Creative

    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic
    • Stefan HerheimDirector
    • Antonio PappanoConductor

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