The Queen Of Spades Tickets

Ballet
Royal Opera House
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
The Queen of Spades is one of Tchaikovsky's most impressive and varied scores, containing grand choruses, intimate arias and duets
Monday - 19:00
Tuesday - -
Wednesday - 19:00
Thursday - -
Friday - 19:00
Saturday - 19:00
Sunday - -
  • Booking Until: Fri, 1 February 2019
Important Information
Sung in Russian with English surtitles
Tchaikovsky began work on The Queen of Spades in 1889. He based it on a short story by Alexander Pushkin, one of his favourite writers. He and his brother Modest (his co-librettist) dramatically altered Pushkin's plot, turning Gherman from a cynical opportunist into an ardent lover and Liza into a tragic figure. Tchaikovsky put a great deal of work into the opera's premiere at St Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre in 1890, and was thrilled by its success.
 
The Queen of Spades is one of Tchaikovsky's most impressive and varied scores, containing grand choruses, intimate arias and duets (such as Liza and Gherman's passionate Act I love duet), a masquerade paying tribute to Mozart and a terrifying supernatural episode. Stefan Herheim's spectacular production places Tchaikovsky himself at the heart of the action, and asks searching questions about the nature of creativity and the parallels between life and art.

Royal Opera House

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

View Seating Plan

There are level entrances to the Royal Opera House from :

  • The New Arcade in the corner of Covent Garden Piazza. 
  • Bow Street immediately to the left of the Paul Hamlyn Hall (close to the Box Office and Information Desk).
  • There is lift access to all levels of the main auditorium except the Orchestra Stalls, which is reached by a single flight of stairs.

A lay-by allows vehicles to pull off Bow Street immediately outside the Paul Hamlyn Hall to drop off disabled passengers. The disabled parking bays on the opposite side of Bow Street and in Floral Street cater for the whole Covent Garden area, not just the Royal Opera House.

The Box Office, Royal Opera House Shop, Information Desk and Cloakroom are situated at the entrance level below the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Counter heights at the Box Office, in the bars and at some public telephone points are designed to be accessible for wheelchair users. One Box Office sales position, the Information Desk and bars have induction loops to assist customers with impaired hearing. Menus are available in large print. The Bow Street/Piazza Link Coffee Shop is also accessible to wheelchair users.

Guide dogs are welcome in the auditoria or can be looked after at the foyer cloakroom by front-of-house staff.