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The Queen of Spades
About the performance

The Queen of Spades is the summit of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s work and one of the most famous Russian operas in the world. The highest emotional tension in the key scenes engrosses the modern audiences just as much as it used to do to the composer’s contemporaries.

The Queen of Spades was created by Tchaikovsky in less than five months. The composer worked with feverish excitement, often being ahead of the librettist, who was his own brother Modest. Struggling to wait for the libretto to be complete, the text for some pieces (the folk dancing in scene 2, Liza’s aria in scene 6 and some other), Tchaikovsky wrote himself.

Premiered on February 15, 2018. 

Presented with two intervals.

Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky after the novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin

Music Director
Tugan Sokhiev
Scene:
Historic Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
3 hours 55 minutes
Language:
Russian

Sung in Russian with English surtitles.

Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
A scene from the performance.

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Denis Makarov as Surin. Vladislav Sulimsky as Tomsky.

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Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov as Herman.

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A scene from the performance.

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Oleg Dolgov as Herman. Nikolai Kazansky as Count Tomsky.

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Anna Nechaeva as Liza. Elena Manistina as The Countess.

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Denis Makarov as Surin. Igor Golovatenko as Prince Yeletsky. Ilya Selivanov as Chekalinsky.

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Denis Makarov as Surin. Andrei Potaturin as Prince Yeletsky. Vasily Gafner as Chekalinsky. Vladislav Sulimsky as Tomsky.

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Anna Nechaeva as Liza. Vasily Ladyuk as Prince Yeletsky.

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Maria Lobanova as Liza. Svetlana Shilova as The Countess. Alexey Markov as Count Tomsky. Sergey Polyakov as Herman.

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Alexander Naumenko as Surin. Gevorg Hakobyan as Count Tomsky. Ilya Selivanov as Chekalinsky.

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Vyacheslav Pochapsky as Surin. Elchin Azizov as Count Tomsky. Marat Gali as Chekalinsky.

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Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Kristian Benedikt as Herman.

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Olesya Petrova as Pouline. Anna Nechaeva as Liza.

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Evgenia Muravieva as Liza.

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Alina Chertash as Pouline. Tatiana Vetrova as Masha. Maria Lobanova as Liza.

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Anna Nechaeva as Liza. Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Anna Shapovalova as Liza. Oleg Dolgov as Herman.

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Maria Lobanova as Liza. Oleg Dolgov as Herman.

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Yusif Eyvazov as Herman. Anna Nechaeva as Liza.

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Igor Golovatenko as Prince Yeletsky. Anna Nechaeva as Liza.

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A scene from the performance.

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Vyacheslav Pochapsky as Surin. Roman Muravitsky as Chekalinsky. Kostas Smoriginas as Count Tomsky.

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Andrey Zhilikhovsky as Prince Yeletsky. Maria Lobanova as Liza.

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Alexander Naumenko as Surin. Nikolai Kazansky as Count Tomsky. Roman Muravitsky as Chekalinsky.

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Eduard Martynyuk as Herman.

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Yusif Eivazov as Herman.

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Evgenia Muravieva as Liza.

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Pastoral play “The Sincerity of the Shepherdess”. Anastasia Sorokina as Prilepa.

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Pastoral play “The Sincerity of the Shepherdess”. Olesya Petrova as Milovzor. Albina Latipova as Prilepa.

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Pastoral play “The Sincerity of the Shepherdess”. Anastasia Sorokina as Prilepa. Alina Chertash as Milovzor.

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Larisa Diadkova as Countess.

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A scene from the performance. Larisa Diadkova as Countess.

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Irina Dolzhenko as Countess. Oleg Dolgov as Herman.

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Eduard Martynyuk as Herman. Larisa Diadkova as Countess.

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Larisa Diadkova as Countess. Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Larisa Diadkova as Countess. Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Sergey Polyakov as Herman.

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Elena Manistina as Countess. Oleg Dolgov as Herman.

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Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov as Herman. Elena Manistina as Countess. Maria Lobanova as Liza.

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Larisa Diadkova as Countess. Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Oleg Dolgov as Herman. Elena Guseva as Liza.

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Oleg Dolgov as Herman. Anna Shapovalova as Liza.

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Anna Nechaeva as Liza. Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Maria Lobanova as Liza. Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov as Herman.

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Marat Gali as Chekalinsky. Ivan Maximeiko as Chaplitsky. Nikolai Kazansky as Count Tomsky. Vladimir Komovich as Narumov. Alexander Naumenko as Surin.

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Vladislav Sulimsky as Tomsky. Vasily Gafner as Chekalinsky.

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Yusif Eyvazov as Herman.

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Ivan Maximeyko as Chaplitsky. Roman Muravitsky as Chekalinsky. Yusif Eyvazov as Herman. Vladimir Komovich as Narumov. Vyacheslav Pochapsky as Surin. Igor Golovatenko as Prince Yeletsky.

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Cast
18 September
2022

Sunday, 14:00

17 September
2022

Saturday, 19:00

16 September
2022

Friday, 19:00

15 September
2022

Thursday, 19:00

14 September
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Act I

Scene 1

Petersburg. Strolling in the Summer Garden, Surin tells Chekalinsky about the previous night’s gambling: as usual, Нerman had spent the whole night by the gaming table, gloomily following the game, but not taking part in it.

Нerman and Count Tomsky come into the garden. Нerman admits he is in love with a girl whose name he does not know even. He is afraid she is above him in station and therefore will prove beyond his reach.

Prince Yeletsky informs his friends that he is to get married. Нerman asks him about his betrothed. „There she is”, Yeletsky replies, pointing to Liza who is in the company of the old Countess, known as The Queen of Spades. Gherman is in despair: for Liza is the very girl with whom he is in love.

„Happy day, I bless you!” Yeletsky says. „Unhappy day, I curse you!” Нerman exclaims.

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