The 2019 Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of the current Royal Opera House production of The Queen of Spades on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.
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, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
GHERMAN – Aleksandrs Antonenko
LIZA – Eva-Maria Westbroek
PRINCE YELETSKY – Vladimir Stoyanov
COUNTESS – Felecity Palmer
The Queen of Spades is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers.
This screening runs approximately 3 hours 30 minutes including an onscreen introduction and one intermission. The Queen of Spades is performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
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The 2019 Live Cinema Series is sponsored by Shakespeare Walla Walla, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to make Shakespeare and theater approachable and entertaining to students in eastern Washington and Oregon.