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Video on demand: Prokofiev - The Gambler

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On demand until Tuesday 21 December 2021 23:59
Mariinsky Opera
Valery GergievConductor
Temur ChkheidzeDirector
Vladimir GaluzinTenorAlexei
Tatiana PavlovskayaSopranoPolina
Sergei AleksashkinBassThe General
Nadezhda SerdyukMezzo-sopranoBlanche
Nikolai GassievTenorThe Marquis
Alexander GergalovBaritoneMr Astley
Larissa DiadkovaMezzo-sopranoBabulenka
Andrei PopovTenorPrince Nilsky
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

Set in the fictional town of Roulettenburg in the mid-19th Century, Prokofiev's The Gambler is a four-act opera that displays the dramatic highs and lows involved in the game of chance. At the centre of the story is Alexei, who is in love with The General's step-daughter, Pauline. All of the characters fall victim to the temptation of gambling, each one consumed by the obsession and greed that drives them. Filmed at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in 2010, The Gambler stars celebrated Russian tenor Vladimir Galuzin and bass Sergei Aleksashkin. Other soloists are Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Vladimir Galusin, Larisa Dyadkova and Nikolai Gassiev. The orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre is conducted by Valery Gergiev. Georgian stage director Temur Chkheidze directed the opera with critical success at the Metropolitan Opera in 2001 and gives a fresh look to Prokofiev's first opera.

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