An opera in three acts Music by TCHAIKOVSKY
Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky after a story by Pushkin English translation by Arthur Jacobs
Children's Chorus from the George Green Grammar School and the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Secondary School
COVENT GARDEN OPERA CHORUS
Chorus-Master. Douglas Robinson COVENT GARDEN ORCHESTRA Leader, Charles Taylor Conducted by ALEKSANDREMELIK-PASHAYEV
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
The action takes place in St. Petersburg at the close of the eighteenth century.
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HERMAN ( tenor):
COUNT TOMSKY, a friend of Herman(baritone):
PRINCE YELETSKY (baritone):
TCHAPLITSKY, a dandy (tenor):
The COUNTESS, 'The Queen of Spades(mezzo-soprano):
Lisa her granddaughter, engagedto Prince Yeletsky (soprano):
Pauline, a friend of Lisa's (contralto):
A GOVERNESS (mezzo-soprano):
Mart, Lisa's maid (soprano):
THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES (tenor):
by Martin Green
Martin Green, author of A Mirror for Anglo-Saxons, recently returned to this country after ten years teaching abroad, mainly in America. He is now studying science as an undergraduate at Cambridge where he received his first degree in English thirteen years ago. In this talk Dr Green explains what he hopes to gain by this.
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