The sensation of the season! One of the most mysterious opera in the world is back to Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street . “The Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovsky will be the first premiere of Season 2017/2018 in “Helikon-Opera”.
“… Either I am terribly mistaken or “The Queen of Spades“ is a true masterpiece…” – wrote Peter Tchaikovsky to Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia. Well, time has put everything in its place – created within only 44 days in Florence, the performance has gained a universal popularity and keeps its leadership among all Russian operas in the global repertoire.
“The Queen of Spades” was highly valued as Tchaikovsky’s best work by a worldwide famous conductor, People’s Artist of the USSR Vladimir Fedoseev. He will take the lead of the musical process of recreating the performance in “Helikon-Opera”.
Unique interpretation, modern stage language, love of the music of Tchaikovsky – all of that became the hallmarks of Helikon’s “The Queen of Spades” and will be preserved in the new version. A thoughtful vision of Maestro Fedoseyev, stunning technical capabilities of the new hall and artistic talent of Helikon’s troupe will also be of great public interest.
Libretto by Modest Tchaikovski upon Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades”
Stage Director: Dmitry Bertman
Renewal Music Director: Vladimir Fedoseyev
Set and Costumes: Igor Nezhny and Tatiana Tulubieva
Lighting Designer: Denis Yenyukov
Choirmaster: Evgeny Ilyin
Choreographer: Edwald Smirnov
Card game with one intermission
Playing time – 3 hours 15 minutes
Language of performance – Russian