The Queen of Spades

BUY TICKETS 6.45pm Tuesday 22 January

OPERA broadcast LIVE from the Royal Opera House

Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast in this five-star production of Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural. 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.

Tickets: Full £22   Adult concessions £20   19-30 £16   18 & under £12.50
Running time: 3 hrs 30 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.15pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.

Sung in Russian with English subtitles

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