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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 surtitles.Performers Carl Tanner (Herman), Giselle Allen (Lisa), Gocha Abuladze (Tomsky), Stephen Gadd (Yeletsky), Anne-Marie Owens (The Old Countess), Carolyn Dobbin (Polina), Anthony Flaum (Tchekalinsky), Timothy Dawkins (Surin), Stuart Laing (Tchaplitsky/MC), Matthew Stiff (Narumov), Sarah Champion (Governess), Christina Petrou (Mascha).
Music Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Modest Il'pich Tchaikovsky (after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin's novella). Producer Grange Park Opera. Conductor Gianluca Marciano. Director Antony McDonald (original director). Director Peter Relton (revival director). Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
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