Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

9-30 June & 3 July 2016

Mariss Jansons, conductor

Dutch National Opera

Tchaikovsky - Queen of Spades

June 2016 Thursday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Sunday 13:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Wednesday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Saturday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Tuesday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Friday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Monday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2016 Thursday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
July 2016 Sunday 13:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pique dame (Schoppenvrouw)

Mariss Jansons returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as guest conductor in the season immediately following his last as the orchestra’s chief conductor. And how! With Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s brilliant opera The Queen of Spades at the Dutch National Opera.

Jansons has led the RCO in two previous opera productions to great acclaim: Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in 2006 and Tchaikovsky’s Yevgeny Onegin in 2011. In The Queen of Spades, an army officer’s compulsive gambling leads to his downfall – at the gambling table, in love and in life. Full of humour and tenderness, the libretto was written by the composer’s brother Modest Tchaikovsky. ‘What is life? A game!’