The gambler opera in four acts

Language and/or Subtitles: Russian
Format: DVD 2008
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Based on Dostoyevskys 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 Alexey, the General and even the wealthy aunt Babulenka gamble with money; Blanche, the Marquis and Polina - who loves Alexey - gamble with their fellow human beings. The results are humiliation, ruin and self-delusion. But when the Staatskapelle Berlin under world-famous conductor Daniel Barenboim provides the orchestral sound to the full, lustrous voices of Vladimir Ognovenko, Kristine Opolais, Misha Didyk, Stefania Toczyska and their colleagues, there is nothing even remotely dismal about the opera or its production. One of the productions brilliant touches is the movable set which allows us to look into various rooms while the characters think they are not being observed.
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Subjects Operas.
Televised performances.
Publisher West Long Branch, NJ :Kultur,2008
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Igrok.
Contributors Cherni͡akov, Dmitriĭ, 1970- director, set designer, costume designer.
Didyk, Misha, performer.
Opolais, Kristine, 1979- performer.
Ognovenko, Vladimir, performer.
Toczyska, Stefania, performer.
Rügamer, Stephan, performer.
Muela, Silvia de la, performer.
Rud, Viktor, performer.
Barenboim, Daniel, 1942- conductor.
Zaĭt͡seva, Elena, costume designer.
Filʹshtinskiĭ, Gleb, lighting designer.
Fibich, Karina, director.
Fleischer, Bernhard, producer.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. Igrok.
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Igrok.
Teatro alla Scala, production company.
Unitel Classica (Firm), production company.
Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images (Firm), production company.
Staatsoper Unter den Linden, production company.
Staatskapelle Berlin, performer.
Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Chor, performer.
Kultur International Films.
Participants/Performers Misha Didyk (Alexei) ; Kristine Opolais (Polina) ; Vladimir Ognovenko (General) ; Stefania Toczyska (Babulenka) ; Stephan Rügamer (Marquis) ; Sylvia de la Muela (Blanche) ; Viktor Rud (Mr. Asttey) ; supporting singers ; Staatskapelle Berlin ; Staatsopernchor ; Daniel Barenboim, conductor.
Other Contributors Stage director, stage and costume design, Dmitri Tcherniakov; costume design, Elena Zaitseva; lighting design, Gleb Filshtinsky; video director, Karina Fibich; produced by Bernhard Fleischer.
Language Russian
Sung in Russian; subtitles in English.
Notes Title from container.
System Details DVD, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby stereo 2.0.
Description 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780769788791
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