The Queen of Spades
Sunday, April 22
One of the highlights of the Holland Festival, Tchaikovsky's much-loved opera is staged by renowned director Stefan Herheim, telling the tale of a young man who gambles away his chance at love for the prospect of earthly wealth. The score of The Queen of Spades was written by Tchaikovsky in only 44 days during a period of turmoil about himself and his homosexuality. Former Music Director Mariss Jansons returns to Amsterdam to conduct The Queen of Spades at the Dutch National Opera with "his" Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
3 hr – Music by Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Conducted by Mariss Jansons
d. Stefan Herheim
Starring Alexey Markov, Anatoli Sivko, Andrei Popov, Andrii Goniukov
General Public: $20, BMFI Members: $18, Students with ID: $10