ROH: The Queen of Spades
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 five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890.
This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of Gothic storytelling.