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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. New Production. Sung in Russian with English surtitlesPerformers Pawel Wunder (Herman), Mark Stone (Prince Yeletsky), Matthew Hargreaves (Count Tomsky), Orla Boylan (Lisa), Carole Wilson (The Countess), Aled Hall (Chekalinsky), Omar Ebrahim (Surin), Antonia Sotgiu (Polina), Rob Burt (Chaplitsky/Master of Ceremonies), Stephanie Bodsworth (Masha), Mark Saberton (Narumov).
Music Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Modest Il'pich Tchaikovsky (after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin's novella). Company Opera Holland Park. Company City of London Sinfonia. Company Opera Holland Park Chorus. Conductor Stuart Stratford. Director Martin Lloyd-Evans. Design Jamie Vartan. Costume Donatella Barbiere. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Choreographer Isabel Mortimer.
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