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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.Performers Jonathan McGovern (Andrei - Role supported by Anthoy and Elizabeth Bunker), Lauren Michelle (Natasha - Role supported by Sheri and Janet Tullah), Mark Le Brocq (Pierre - Role supported by John Ward and Susan Corby), Leah-Marian Jones (Marie - Roles supported by Chris Greene and Dr Julia P Ellis), Jurgita Adamonyte (Helene - Roles are supported by Malcom Herring), Adrian Dwyer (Anatole), James Platt (Count Rostov), Jonathan May (Old Prince Bolkonsky), Donald Thomson (Jacquot), David Stout (Dolokhov 0 Roles supported by the Simon Gibson Charitable Trust), Simon Bailey (Kutuzo - Roles supported by the Jenour Foundation), Samaantha Price (Sonya), Julian Boyce (Servant/Dr Metivier), Carolyn Jackson (Housemaid/Vasilisa), Sarah Pope (Matriosha/Trishka), Laurence Cole (Valet/Gavrila/Matveyev), George Newton-Fitzgerald (Joseph), Joe Roche (Abbe/De Beausset/1st Lunatic), Gareth Dafydd Morris (Konivitsyn/Karatayev), Paula Greenwood (Shopkeeper), Colm Seery (Dancer), Maria Comes (Dancer), Rhodri Prys Jones (Fyodor), Owen Webb (Orderly).
Music Prokofiev. Lyrics Prokofiev. Lyrics Mendelson (after Tolstoy). Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Tomas Hanus. Director David Pountney. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Costume Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Design David Haneke (video projection designer). Design Denni Sayers (assistant). Director Christopher Moon-Little (staff director).
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