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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.Performers Carl Tanner (Hermann), Anne Sophie Dupreis (Lisa), Quirijn de Lang (Yeletsky), Roman Ialcic (Tomsky), Anne-Marie Owens (The Countess), Sara Fulgoni (Polina), Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Tchekalinsky), Timothy Dawkins (Surin), Matthew Hargreaves (Narumov), Andrew Rees (Tchaplitsky), Helen Sherman (Governess).
Music Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Tchaikovsky. Lyrics Modest Il'pich Tchaikovsky (after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin's novella). Company Grange Park Opera. Conductor Stephen Barlow. Choreographer Lucy Burge. Lighting Paul Keogan. Sound Sebastian Frost. Other Darren Lang (Illusion consultant).
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