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Based on Pushkin's story of the same name a young man falls in love with a girl he discovers to be the grand daughter of a Countess. To be taken seriously he'll need to be seriously rich, so he decides on a gambling route. Now, the person who knows the secret of the three-card game is the Countess herself but in forcing the secret from her she dies - a twist that sets the plot, and the young man's life, on a new course. Sung in Russian with English surtitles. Approx running time 3 hours 20 minutes.Performers Vladimir Galouzine (Gherman), Vassily Gerello (Count Tomsky), Gerald Finley (Prince Yeletsky - Nov 11/15/18/20/23/28 Dec 2), William Dazeley (Prince Yeletsky - Dec 6), Larissa Diadkova (Countess), Katarina Dalayman (Liza), Enkelejda Shkosa (Paulina), Robin Leggate (Chekalinsky), Jeremy White (Surin), Andrew Sritheran (Chaplitsky), Krzysztof Szumanski (Narumov), Alasdair Elliott (Major-domo), Carole Wilson (Governess), Elizabeth Sikora (Masha), Kishani Jayasinghe (Prilepa).
Music Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Modest Il'pich Tchaikovsky (after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin's novella). Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Semyon Bychkov. Director Francesca Zambello. Design Peter J. Davison. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Mark McCullough. Choreographer Vivienne Newport.
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