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Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki DVD (The Royal Opera)

Based on Gogol’s story about 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.

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Solokha: Larissa Diadkova
The Devil: Maxim Mikhailov
Chub: Vladimir Matorin
Panas: John Upperton
Oxana: Olga Guryakova
Vakula: Vsevolod Grivnov
Pan Golova: Alexander Vassiliev
The Schoolmaster: Viacheslav Voynarovskiy
Odark: Olga Sabadoch
Wood Goblin: Changhan Lim
Echo: Andrew Macnair
His Highness: Sergei Leiferkus
Master of Ceremonies: Jeremy White
Principal Dancers: Mara Galeazzi and Gary Avis, and dancers of The Royal Ballet

Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director: Renato Balsadonna
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
Concert Master: Peter Manning
Conductor: Alexander Polianichko 
Director: Francesca Zambello
Set Designs: Mikhail Mokrov
Costume Designs: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Design: Rick Fisher
Choreography: Alastair Marriott

Bonus: Introducing Cherevichki by Francesca Zambello / Cast and characters / Staging Gogol's world

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS digital
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Running time: 154 mins   
Menu language: EN
Recorded: 2009
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES