The Queen of Spades (1887) by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky. Libretto by composer's brother Modest Tchaikovsky, and is based on a short story by Alexander Pushkin.
Obsessed with gambling, Herman regularly watches his friends play cards but himself never places bets. Overhearing a story about a secret of three winning cards, known only to an old Countess who is also the grandmother of Herman's love interest Liza, he now becomes obsessed with finding out the secret.
Like us on Facebook