Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, in association with North Carolina Opera, presents a series of HD video transmisions from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m.



In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive person. 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. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.  

Sung in Russian with English subtitles.
Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes with one interval.

OTHER PERFORMANCES IN THE SERIES
Tickets for other upcoming performances in the series will go on sale at a later date. Dates, times and other performance details are subject to change.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: LA TRAVIATA
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: FAUST
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.