Details

Russia; 1914; the beginning of the modern age - the world will never be the same again, but how will the individual survive with their dreams and beliefs intact? Based on the works of Boris Pasternak, The Electrification of the Soviet Union is a Dr Zhivago for opera. Personal and social turmoil combine for a young Russian poet; the world is poised on the brink of war and his search for meaning in life and love remains unfulfilled. Osborne and Raine's treatment of Russia's epic story draws an intimate portrait of ordinary lives which, facing out this time of change, have become extraordinary. Reminiscent of Kurt Weill at his most passionate and personal, this work seethes with emotion and power.

Cast/Performers

Jeremy Huw Williams, Jennifer Rhys Davies, Gwion Thomas, Matthew Hargreaves, Jonathan May, Sally Silver, Valerie Reid, Marianne Andersen

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Nigel Osborne, Craig Raine
Company: Music Theatre Wales
Conductor: Michael Rafferty
Director: Michael McCarthy
Design: Kristen Bredal
Lighting: Ace McCarron
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The Electrification of the Soviet Union

The Electrification of the Soviet Union (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0514847111. Details of all The Electrification of the Soviet Union archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1689324376

Archive Listings

1 Dec 02Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre)
Poole
Dorset
28 Nov 02Lawrence Batley Theatre
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
23 Nov 02Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea
Glamorgan
17 Nov 02Theatr Clwyd
Mold
Flintshire
16 Nov 02Courtyard
Hereford
Herefordshire
14 Nov 02Crescent Theatre
Birmingham
West Midlands
8 Nov 02
to
9 Nov 02
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London
6 Nov 02Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
30 Oct 02Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
25 Oct 02
to
26 Oct 02
Sherman Theatre
Cardiff
Glamorgan
22 Oct 02Anvil Arts
Basingstoke
Hampshire
30 Jul 02Arts Centre
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
16 Jul 02Buxton Opera House
Buxton
Derbyshire
13 Jul 02The Playhouse
Oxford
Oxfordshire
12 Jul 02General
General
Gloucestershire
12 Jul 02Everyman Theatre
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire

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