The Queen of Spades / Chicago

Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Doors 06:30 PM / Show 07:30 PM
This event is All ages 
Lyric Opera of Chicago20 N Upper Wacker DrChicago, IL 
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New-to-Chicago Production
The Queen of Spades
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky’s broodingly romantic thriller is a tour de force for a great tenor. He plays the terrifyingly obsessed Gherman, an unhappy soldier desperate to know a secret hidden by a mysterious old countess—the mystery of winning at cards. The tension turns truly unnerving as Gherman’s obsession begins to overwhelm him. It leads to devastation both for him and for the countess’s granddaughter, Lisa, whom Gherman loves. Tchaikovsky’s music is the height of Russian romanticism in its melancholy soulfulness, its white-hot passion, and the sweeping grandeur of its orchestra—a masterpiece from the genius who gave the world Eugene Onegin and Swan Lake.

- Sung in Russian with projected English translations
Running Time
- 3 hours, 45 minutes with 2 intermissions