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Tamara Malashkina in Queen of Spades (Bolshoi Ballet)

Queen of Spades (Bolshoi Ballet)

1983 NR

Director Roman Tikhomirov leads Moscow's renowned Bolshoi ballet and opera companies in this once-in-a-lifetime performance of Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky's "The Queen of Spades" (with a libretto written by the composer's brother), a hallucinatory tale of terror involving gambling, love, ghosts -- and a little humor. Based on Alexander Pushkin's short story "Pique Dame," this lavish 1983 production was filmed on location in St. Petersburg, Russia.