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The Queen of Spades Tickets

    Witness Tchaikovsky’s eerie opera thriller set in imperial Russia, as it makes a return to the Met stage after nearly 8 years! Featuring a star-studded lineup, Elijah Moshinsky’s production explores addiction, obsession and the eventual self-destruction of man.

    Why Watch The Queen of Spades

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the most influential composers in classical music, renowned for his ability to bring a vast range of human emotions into his compositions. Based on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, also titled The Queen of Scots, Tchaikovsky’s composition changes the plot significantly.

    Elijah Moshinsk’s Hermann is more agitated, and it is easy to see the doubt and torment of a man who is torn between his irrational love for a woman, and his obsession with a well-guarded secret.

    The Story

    Tchelinsky and Sourin are two officers, who are discussing their gambling-obsessed colleague Hermann. Hermann, however, never gambles despite his keen interest in it. Hermann confesses to Count Tomsky about his feelings for an unknown girl. Soon, Prince Yeletsky enters with his fiancee, Lisa, and her grandmother, who was the old countess. Hermann is shocked to see that the unknown woman is Lisa.

    Tomsky narrates a story about how the old countess utilized a mysterious combination to win a fortune at gambling, and only shared this secret with two other individuals. He goes on to say that there is a prophecy that she will die at the hands of the third person who wrests the secret from her. Although the other men laugh at the story, Hermann is lost deep in thought.

    Will Hermann uncover the mystery of the gamble made by the old countess and win the heart of the woman he loves? Is his obsession taking him down a dark path of no return?

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    Opera Buffs | Lovers of Tragic Opera | Fans of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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    Show Details

    Opening: 29 Nov, 2019
    End: 21 Dec, 2019

    Show Timings

    29 Oct, 2, 5, 18 Dec 7:30 PM
    14 Dec 1 PM
    8 Dec 3 PM
    21 Dec 8 PM

    Duration
    3hrs 33min, including a 32min intermission

    Cast
    Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
    Lise Davidsen as Lisa
    Elena Maximova as Pauline
    Larissa Diadkova as The Countess
    Aleksandrs Antonenko as Hermann

    Produced By
    Elijah Moshinsky

    Choreographed By
    John Meehan

    Additional Information

    Photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited during the performance

    Audience
    To be confirmed

    Availability
    Wheelchair Accessible
    In-House Bar
    Coat Check

    Seating
    The MET Opera has a seating capacity of 3,800

    Outside Food
    Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District

    Dress Code
    Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

    You will receive your tickets along with your email confirmation shortly. You need to print the same and display it at the ticket counter.

    Theater Address

    Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA

    Getting There

    • By Subway: Get off at 66 St - Lincoln Center Subway Station using lines 1 or 2. The Metropolitan Opera House is just a 5-minute walk from here.
    • By Bus: Get off at Broadway/W 64 St using buses M5 or M7 or at Broadway/W 63 St using bus M104. The theatre is located across the street to the left. Alternatively, get off at Amsterdam Ave/W 62 St using bus M11. The theatre is located on the right.

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