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Ensemble

Imperious Disdain

Tchaikovsky's 'The Queen of Spades',
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Like Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades is based on a story by Pushkin, and features a female lead character hemmed in by circumstances. There, more or less, the resemblance ends. Instead of Onegin's drama of social and emotional dilemmas, we get a gripping grand guignol tale centring on the secret of a winning hand of cards...

Copyright © 8 November 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN

OPERA NORTH

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL

RICHARD FARNES

RUSSIA

UNITED KINGDOM

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