- The Queen of Spades
"In Tchaikovsky's powerfully dark masterpiece The Queen of Spades, an aged Countess possesses the secret of winning infallibly at cards. On hearing of her remarkable power, an impoverished army officer resolves to wrest it from her at any price - even death.
Based on a short story by Pushkin, Tchaikovsky's opera about greed and obsession is packed with soaring melodies and sumptuous orchestration."
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