The Queen of Spades
Based on Pushkin's story of the same name a young man falls in love with a girl he discovers to be the grand daughter of a Countess. To be taken seriously he'll need to be seriously rich, so he decides on a gambling route. Now, the person who knows the secret of the three-card game is the Countess herself but in forcing the secret from her she dies - a twist that sets the plot, and the young man's life, on a new course.
Archive :: production:T0304921918, opera or operetta:S2065, venue:V377
Sung in Russian with English surtitles. Running time 3 hours 20 minutes. This production has been generously sponsored (2001) by Alberto Vilar. Jun 15 - BP Opera and Ballet in the Piazza Live Relay. Jun 18 at 19:00 - BP Opera in the Piazza Live relay from the Royal Opera House