Peter Hoare makes his debut as Hermann, stepping in and learning the role at very short notice. Peter will return to English National Opera at the beginning of next season as Zinovy in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Giselle Allen sings Lisa in her first appearance at the Coliseum since she sang Marta in The Passenger. Her debut in the role in Grange Park Opera’s Queen of Spades last summer won unanimous critical acclaim.
Colin Judson also returns to ENO in the role of Tchenkalinsky, having sung Monostatos at the Coliseum earlier this season, and last but not least Katie Bird, who is an alumnus of ENO’s Opera Works course, sings Mascha.
Packed with soaring melodies and sumptuous orchestration, the production is conducted by Edward Gardner, marking his final production as ENO’s Music Director.
The Queen of Spades opens at the London Coliseum on Saturday 6 June, with further performances on 9, 11, 17, 19, 23, 25, 30 June and 2 July.
For further information and booking: www.eno.org/whats-on/the-queen-of-spades