This is a delayed screening of live performance. Opera in three acts. New production. Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.
Music: Pyotr il’yich Tchaikovsky
Director: Stefan Herheim
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Gherman: Aleksandrs Antonenko
Prince: Yeletsky Vladimir Stoyanov
Countess: Felicity Palmer
Liza: Eva-Maria Westbroek
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 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.
18:46 INTRODUCTION WITH CLEMENCY BURTON-HILL
18:48 TRAILERS & PROMOTIONS
19:02 ACT I OF THE QUEEN OF SPADES
20:36 CINEMA INTERVAL - 18 MINUTES APPROX.
CLOCK COUNTS DOWN TO START OF ACT II INTRODUCTION
20:54 LIVE WELCOME BACK WITH CLEMENCY
21:05 ACT II OF THE QUEEN OF SPADES
END AT APPROXIMATELY 22:19 GMT
Sung in Russian with English surtitles
Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30, Family of four £46.30
(includes an admin fee of 30p)