Andrei is a young tenor at a renowned Opera Theatre. He dreams about fame and money.One day a well-known European opera diva Sophie Mayer visits the Opera Theatre. She is going to put the well known piece “Queen of Spades” on stage. Andrei desperately wants to get Herman’s role. He is surprised to learn that Sophie is an avid card player at the casino.Andrei starts gambling with Sophie. Andrei gets the role of Herman, but it turns out that gambling and money have captured him. In the end he loses everything at the casino table,including his beautiful voice.