Tchaikovsky's THE QUEEN OF SPADES

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Thu, Feb 21 2:00 PM

Description

The Royal Opera

Tchaikovsky's
THE QUEEEN OF SPADES

Thursday, February 21 at 2 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman, a penniless soldier, 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. 210 mins.