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Obsession and Greed in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades

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Monday, December 02, 2019 6:00 PM

A mysterious hand of cards, an unhappy betrothal, and a tormenting ghost all come together in Tchaikovsky’s riveting drama The Queen of Spades. The composer’s third opera based on a Pushkin story, this elegant fable is a tantalizing tale of love and obsession. Lecturer John J.H. Muller explores how the composer uses 18th-century pastiche and highly original melodic and motivic elements to evoke the world of this haunting opera.

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This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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