Queen of Spades (1960)





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There are various versions of the short story The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin, and in this performance of Tchaikovsky's opera on the same topic, Herman, a young army officer, is anxious to marry Lisa, the woman of his dreams, but Herman does not have much money. However, Lisa's grandmother is a Countess who has the secret of winning at cards. The avaricious young Herman decides he has to get the secret from the Countess in order to satisfy his own cupidity. The actors mime the parts of the various characters in this filmed opera, while the opera singers themselves supply the vocals. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
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Oleg Strizhenov
as Hermann sung by Zurab Andzhaparidze
Yelena Polevitskaya
as The Countess
V. Kulik
as Yeletskiy sung by Yevgeniy Kibkalo
Irina Gubanova
as Polina sung by Larisa Avdeyeva
Vadim Medvedev
as Tomskiy sung by V. Nechipailo
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