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The Gambler - Prokofiev/Staatskapelle Berlin
The Gambler - Prokofiev/Staatskapelle Berlin

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Item #:  D4485
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 135 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031448599
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8879-1

Availability: In Stock

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This recording was chosen as "Record of the Month" by the editors of MusicWeb International!

Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name, The Gambler is a dark study of human failings and the corruptive power of money.

In this work, everyone gambles: the hero Alexei, the General and even the wealthy aunt Babulenka gamble with money; Blanche, the Marquis and Polina - who loves Alexei - gamble with their fellow human beings. The results are humiliation, ruin and self-delusion.

The Staatskapelle Berlin under the baton of world-famous conductor Daniel Barenboim provides the orchestral sound to the full, lustrous voices of Misha Didyk, Kristine Opolais, Vladimir Ognovenko and Stefania Toczyska.

Recorded live at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, March 2008.


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Cast & Crew

Misha Didyk
Kristine Opolais
Vladimir Ognovenko
Stefania Toczyska
Stephan Rügamer
Sylvia De La Muela
Viktor Rud

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov

Staatskapelle Berlin
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Chorus Master: Eberhard Friedrich

Stage Director, Stage Design, Costume Design: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Video Director: Karina Fibich
Costume Design: Elena Zaitseva
Lighting Design: Gleb Filshtinsky

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1 of 5 No subtitles November 11, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Canada  
The first copy of this opera I received had no English subtitles as stated on the product description. I returned the DVD and requested a replacement. The second copy also did not have English subtitles. I returned it too. A pity as this production has received consistently good reviews presumably from fluent Russian speakers or people only interested in the music and not the drama.

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