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The Queen of Spades

February 26 @ 2:00 pm

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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.

Venue

Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Box Office Contact:
312-827-5600
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 12-6 or 12-first intermission, weekends 12-first intermission

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Date:
February 26
Time:
2:00 pm
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Runtime
3 hours, 45 minutes with 2 intermissions