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“The Queen of Spades” with Lyric Opera
February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Lyric Opera presents Tchaikovsky’s romantic thriller The Queen of Spades with select Chicago Children’s Choir singers cast as the children’s chorus.
About 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.
Language: Sung in Russian with projected English translations
Running Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes with 2 intermissions
Performances take place at the following dates and times:
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm