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Tchaikovsky Queen of Spades

Opera Holland Park 


***** The Express

''Director Rodula Gaitanou has brought out the feverish psychosis that burns through the intense melodrama with its chilling supernatural twist.'


'A highlight of recent seasons'

**** The Telegraph

'Opera Holland Park delivers a corker with its sumptuous new production of The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky’s most sophisticated and ambitious work for the theatre... an enthralling performance.'

**** The Independent 

'Rodula Gaitanou's production is directed, designed, conducted, lit, and choreographed with wonderful assurance.'

'All the gutsiness and grace one could wish for' 

**** The Evening Standard 

'A work of hallucinatory intensity that chills the soul' 

 **** The Guardian 

'Decrepit Countess rules over vampiric high society'

**** The Stage 

'Steadily rising tension’


 'Superbly staged'




set and costume design: Cordelia Chisholm

lighting design: Simon Corder 

movement director: Jamie Neale

Conductor: Peter Robinson

Herman: Peter Wedd
Liza: Natalya Romaniw
Countess: Rosalind Plowright
Count Tomsky: Richard Burkhard
Prince Yeletsky: Grant Doyle
Polina: Laura Woods
Masha: Daisy Brown
Chekalinsky: Aled Hall
Surin: Simon Wilding
Governess: Laura Zigmantaite
Chaplitsky:Oliver Brignall
Narumov: Henry Grant Kerswell
Master of Ceremonies:Timothy Langston

OHP chorus

chorus Master: Philip Voldman

performances 2,4,6,9,11,13 August 2016


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