The Queen of Spades

Andrew Davis, conductor 
Graham Vick, stage director 
Thomas Webster, lighting 
Richard Hudson, set designer 
Ron Howell, choreography

Yuri Marusin (Herman) 
Nancy Gustafson (Lisa) 
Felicity Palmer (The Countess) 
Sergei Leiferkus (Count Tomsky) 
Dimitri Kharitonov (Prince Yeletsky) 
Graeme Matheson-Bruce (Tchekalinsky) 
Andrew Slater (Surin) 
Robert Burt (Tchaplitsky) 
Christopher Thornton-Holmes (Narumov) 
Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Lisa's friend) 
Enid Hartle (The Governess) 
Anne Dawson (Chloë) 
Geoffrey Pogson (Master of Ceremonies) 
Rachael Tovey (Lisa's Maid)


London Philharmonic Orchestra 
Glyndebourne Chorus 
David Angus, chorus director

TV Director: Peter Maniura 
© BBC & RM Arts & Glyndebourne Festival Productions Limited – 1992

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In this recording, the renowned Nancy Gustavson brings the character of Lisa to life in the tragic story of The Queen of Spades. Here, we see a dark and somber scene artistically directed by Graham Vick and musically directed by Sir Andrew Davis.

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The Queen of Spades, Op. 68

The Queen of Spades is an opera in 3 acts and 7 scenes, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on a libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky (the composer's brother). It is based on Alexander Pushkin's short story, although the plot was altered. The premiere took place in 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre…

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