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The Queen of Spades

Opera in three acts
Music by Tchaikovsky Libretto by MODEST TCHAIKOVSKY after PUSHKIN
(sung in Russian)
(gramophone records)
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE BOLSHOP THEATRE conducted by BORIS KHAIKIN
The action takes place in SI Petersburg at the end of the 18th century. Act 1
4.15* Talk: Bernard Keeffe introduces and reads excerpts from Pushkin's story on which the opera is based.
4.30* The Queen of Spades Acts 2 and 3

Contributors

Music By:
Tchaikovsky Libretto
Unknown:
Modest Tchaikovsky
Conducted By:
Boris Khaikin
Introduces:
Bernard Keeffe

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