Large hall

STARRING Mikhail Agafonov, Irina Novikova, Svetlana Tokareva, Maria Belokurskaya, Alexey Zelenkov, Pavel Yankovsky

The Queen of Spades. The Game

opera in three acts, seven scenes
music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky


Mikhail Agafonov
Irina Novikova
Svetlana Tokareva
The Countess
Maria Belokurskaya
Jury Komov
Olga Egudina
Julia Nikiforova


Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky after a novella of the same name by Alexander Pushkin

Musical director and conductor: Dmitri Jurowski
Author of the artistic concept, stage director: Vyacheslav Starodubtsev
Stage designer: Pyotr Okunev
Stage designer: Zhanna Usachyova
Lighting designer: Alexei Tarasov
Choir master: Vyacheclav Podyelsky
Video: Vadim Dulenko
Stage movement: Artur Oschepkov

2 hours 50 minutes

one interval

Three cards are in Destinys hands, the high stakes game is on. What would a wrong move turn into? The Queen of Spades is one of those uncommon pieces of literature that possess magic power and captivate a reader with irresolvable mysteries. The plot of Pushkins short novel was revealed in a new perspective by virtue of Tchaikovskys expressive music full of dramatism and vibrant lyricism. Premiere of the opera in directors version by Vyacheslav Starodubcev is dedicated to the memory of Vsevolod Meyerhold, whose ideas served as an inspiration for NOVATs creators.