Royal Opera Live: THE QUEEN OF SPADES

Release Date

Tue 22nd January

Rating

12A

Run Time

210

Showtimes for Cinemac, Macclesfield :

Tue 22nd January

18:45

Synopsis

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 most ambitious 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 yjat 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 Antnio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.


Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes, including one interval


Sung in Russian with English surtitles