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The Gambler - Prokofiev / Staatskapelle Berlin

3.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Based on 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 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.

Directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov

' a stroke of genius like Prokofiev's opera itself'
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Alexei Misha Didyk
Polina Kristine Opolais
General Vladimir Ognovenko
Babulenka Stefania Toczyska
Marquis Stephan Rügamer
Blanche Sylvia De La Muela
Mr. Astley Viktor Rud

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Stage Director, Stage Design, Costume Design: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Staatskapelle Berlin
Staatsopernchor


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  • Actors: Misha Didyk, Vladimir Ognovenko, Kristine Opolais, Stefania Toczyska, Daniel Barenboim
  • Directors: Dmitri Tcherniakov
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: KULTUR VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B002KLPB0Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,729 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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