From the House of the Dead
Telling the story of the inmates of a Siberian prison, the opera reflects their feelings of pain, oppression and injustice as each recount why they ended up in jail. Their gloom is eased as they painstakingly nurse an eagle back to health, which comes to symbolize both Russia and the notion of freedom.
Archive :: production:T534688560, opera or operetta:S1938, venue:V856
Revival of earlier production, sung in English. Co-production with Scottish Opera.