ROH Live: The Queen of Spades

The Royal Opera screened live at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Tuesday 22 January at 6.45pm
  • Full Price: £19.50
    Aged Under 26: £14.50
  • Cinema

Part of: Stage on Screen

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Director: Stefan Herheim

Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim’s staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Tchaikovsky began work on The Queen of Spades in 1889. He based it on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, one of his favourite writers. He and his brother Modest (his co-librettist) dramatically altered Pushkin’s plot, turning Gherman from a cynical opportunist into an ardent lover and Liza into a tragic figure. Tchaikovsky put a great deal of work into the opera’s premiere at St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in 1890, and was thrilled by its success.

Running time: TBC

Languages:

Sung in Russian with English surtitles

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