DetailsBased 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.
Cast/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)
Lyrics(s): Tchaikovsky, Modest Il'pich Tchaikovsky (after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin's novella)
Producer: Grange Park Opera
Conductor: Gianluca Marciano
Director(s): Antony McDonald (original director), Peter Relton (revival director)
Company: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra