Larissa Diadkova (Solokha), Maxim Mikhailov (The Devil), Vladimir Matorin (Chub), John Upperton (Panas), Olga Guryakova (Oxana), Vsevolod Grivnov (Vakula), Alexander Vassiliev (Pan Golova),Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (The Schoolmaster), Olga Sabadoch (Odark), Changhan Lim (Wood Goblin), Andrew Macnair (Echo), Sergei Leiferkus (His Highness), Jeremy White (Master of Ceremonies) & Mara Galeazzi & Gary Avis (Principal Dancers)
Based on Gogol’s fantastical and comic story of the Devil’s antics on Christmas Eve, this magical blend of opera and ballet is brought to vivid life in Francesca Zambello’s colourful production. Magnificent set designs (Mikhail Mokrov) and costumes (Tatiana Noginova), and an excellent, largely Russian cast provide authenticity. Splendid dancing by The Royal Ballet and Cossack dancers completes the spectacle. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.
“It’s pretty as a picture, no question – an animated pop-up book of naïve and colourful charm.” Independent
“…this expensive-looking production that combines the forces of the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet…” The Guardian
Introducing Cherevichki by Francesca Zambello
Cast & Characters
Staging Gogol's world
Running time 154 mins
Region code All regions
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Disc size: BD50
Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS - MA
Menu language EN
“[Mokrov's designs] positively glow with snowy Russian colour and charm, especially on Blu-ray...Polianichko makes an affectionate case for the score”
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