March 9, 2019 - 10:00 am
Cinematic showings from the Royal Opera House offer audiences the best seats in the house—and the Tropic is excited to be screening the Dutch National Opera’s production of “The Queen of Spades.”
Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera tells the story of Gherman (Aleksandrs Antonenko), a penniless soldier obsessed by both gambling and the beautiful Liza (Eva-Maria Westbroek). After Gherman tries to discover a winning card trick from Liza’s grandmother the Countess (Felicity Palmer), and she dies of fright, his obsession turns into madness.
“The Queen of Spades” features some of Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful music, with grand choruses, intimate arias and impassioned duets—and Stefan Herheim’s inventive production places Tchaikovsky himself at the heart of the action.
Approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes, with one intermission
Russian, with English subtitles