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Tolstoy's monumental classic is brought to the operatic stage by Prokofiev. The story of Natasha and her admirers Prince Andrei, Prince Anatol and Court Pierre is set against the prospect of war with Napoleon's encroaching forces. New ProductionPerformers Sandra Zeltzer (Natasha), Simon Keenlyside (Andrei), John Daszak (Pierre), Heather Shipp (Sonya), Susan Parry (Helene), Williard White (Kutuzov), Matthew Best (Kutuzov from Nov 22), Peter Sidhom (Napoleon), Andrew Shore (Denisov), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Akhrosimova), Gwynne Howell (Bolkonsky), Helen Field (Peronskaya), Ryland Davies, Rebecca De Pont Davies (Marya), John Graham Hall (Anatole), Gerard O'Connor (Dolokhov), Graeme Danby, Ryland Davies, Barry Martin, Iain Paterson, Andrew Rees, Richard Roberts, Mark Richardson, Alison Roddy, Riccardo Simonetti.
Music Prokofiev. Lyrics Prokofiev. Lyrics Mendelson (after Tolstoy). Company English National Opera. Company Canadian Opera Company. Company Minnesota Opera. Conductor Paul Daniel. Conductor Dominic Wheeler (Nov 28). Director Tim Albery. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Ana Jebens. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Choreographer Vanessa Gray. Translation Edward Downes.
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