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The Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House)
Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 11:00 AM
The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.

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.
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Rating:NR
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Official Site:https://www.roh.org.uk/showings/the-queen-of-spades-live-2019
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=r21K4Ipstj8
Country of Origin:UK
Language:Russian w/ English subtitles
Genre:Opera
Programs:Royal Opera House