The Queen of Spades

Music, Classical and opera
'The Queen of Spades' at Royal Opera House
'The Queen of Spades' at Royal Opera House

One of Tchaikovsky's lesser known stories, 'The Queen of Spades' is a high-stakes story of love and gambling, based on a story by Pushkin. A penniless soldier learns a secret formula for winning at cards, and tries to win enough money to earn the love of a beautiful noblewoman. Stefan Herheim's visually spectacular production puts the composer himself at the centre of the story, exploring the parallels with his own life. The cast includes Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

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