Adapted by Mervyn Mills from the short story by Pushkin.
The action takes place in St. Petersburg in 1830 Music arranged by James Hartley from motifs taken from Tchaikovsky's opera 'The Queen of Spades'
This play is taken from Pushkin's 'Prose Tales', and is one of the most famous of the tales written by this Russian master of short stories. It is concerned with the love story of Hermann Strecker, a young Engineer Officer in the Imperial Russian Army, and Lizaveta, the companion of the redoubtable eighty-years old Countess Anna Fedorovna. To win his bride, Hermann purchases from the dying Countess the sinister secret of her success at gambling at the card table; only too late does he discover the price which has to be paid.
Orchestra conducted by:
Countess Anna Fedorovna:
Lieutenant Hermann Strecker:
Count St. Germain:
A play by G. K. Chesterton.
The action takes place in the drawing room, the study, and the garden of the Duke's country house at the beginning of this century.
The Rev. Cyril Smith:
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