Why See Metropolitan Opera - The Queen of Spades?
Back at the met for the first time since 2011
One man's dangerous obsession with winning at the card tables drives this devastating tale of terror from Pytor and Modest Tchaikovsky, marking its first Met performances since 2011. In a sweeping production from Elijah Moshinsky, we're taken back to the St. Petersburgh of Catherine The Great, where opulence and terror walk hand in hand as we follow a desperate soldier whose mission to rise above his station via the gaming tables proves to be his chaotic undoing. Bursting with Russian romanticism, The Queen of Spades is an intense and sweeping work that asks how high would you bet on the odds of success.
Starring Aleksandrs Antonenko as Hermann, Lise Davidson as his devastated lover Lisa and Larissa Diadkova as the Countess, the titular Queen of Spades, who Herman hounds for the secrets of the cards.
Opening night: 29 November 2019
Sung in Russian with Met titles in English, German, Spanish and Italian
Three hours and 55 minutes with one intermission
Cast and Creative
Aleksandrs Antonenko and Kristian Benedikt as Hermann
Lise Davidsen as Lisa
Larissa Diadkova as The Countess
Elena Maximova as Pauline
Igor Golovantenko as Yeletsky
Alexey Markov as Tomsky
Conductor - Vasily Petrenko
Composer - Tchaikovsky
Librettist - Modest Tchaikovsky
Production - Elijah Monskinsky
Set & Costume - Mark Thompson
Lighting - Paul Pyant
Choreography - John Meehan
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