The Queen of Spades

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Queen of Spades

Op. 68, TH10 • “Pique Dame”

About this work...

Based on a short story by Pushkin and fashioned into a libretto by the composer's brother Modest, The Queen of Spades was composed two years Tchaikovsky originally rejected the subject as uninspiring. A commission by the director of the Imperial Theaters, Vsevolozhsky, stirred his creative juices, however, and he fini... read more