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The Queen of Spades

The delusions of card games, a consuming passion and the menace of fate are among the elements that Tchaikovsky uses to depict poetic moments that contrast with extravagant scenes set in high society. Do the fears and neuroses of the characters in The Queen of Spades have a particular resonance with our age? This is what the director David Marton, who previously staged Capriccio at La Monnaie, will set out to explore. Nathalie Stutzmann performed in our recital series in 2015; this will be her first time conducting at La Monnaie.

About this production

Anne Sofie von Otter : An interview with opera royalty
Nathalie Stutzmann conducts The Queen of Spades
"Yours truly, P. Tchaikovsky" : The Queen of Spades in the words of the composer

Cast

Conductor NATHALIE STUTZMANN
Director DAVID MARTON

Set design CHRISTIAN FRIEDLÄNDER
Costumes POLA KARDUM
Lighting HENNING STRECK
Dramaturgy LUCIEN STRAUCH
Chorus master CHRISTOPH HEIL

Hermann DMITRY GOLOVNIN 
Count Tomsky - Zlatogor LAURENT NAOURI
Prince Yeletsky JACQUES IMBRAILO
Countess ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
Lisa ANNA NECHAEVA
Polina - Milovzor CHARLOTTE HELLEKANT
Chekalinsky ALEXANDER KRAVETS
Surin MISCHA SCHELOMIANSKI
Chaplitsky / Master of Ceremony MAXIME MELNIK *
Narumov JUSTIN HOPKINS
Governess MIREILLE CAPELLE
Masha - Prilepa EMMA POSMAN *

* MM Laureate

Pianist on stage ALFREDO ABBATI

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
La Monnaie Choral Academy and Children's and Youth Choirs, led by Benoît Giaux

Production DE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
With the support of LOTERIE NATIONALE

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter