Taliesin Broadcast - ROH: The Queen of Spades (As Live 12A)


Royal Opera House

The Queen of Spades

Opera in three acts

Music Pyotr il’yich Tchaikovsky

Director Stefan Herheim

Conductor Antonio Pappano

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 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 rave 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 unfuled 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.

Approximate running time:
 3 hrs 30 mins (including one interval)

 Sung in Russian with English surtitles

Tuesday 22 January 6.45pm

Prices and Times:

Tue 22nd Jan


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 14
Under 18's:£ 12
Full time students:£ 12
Senr.Citizens:£ 12
Other Conc.:£ 12