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Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

Based on Gogol’s comic 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. 

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Composer: Pyotr Il'yich 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: ViacheslavVoynarovskiy 
Odark: Olga Sabadoch
Wood Goblin: Changhan Lim
Echo: Andrew Macnair
His Highness: Sergei Leiferkus
Master of Ceremonies: Jeremy White
Dancers: Mara Galeazzi and Gary Avis, and dancers of The Royal Ballet

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
Conductor: Alexander Polianichko 
Stage director: Francesca Zambello
Choreography: Alastair Marriott

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

Picture: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS - MA
Menu language: EN
Recorded: 2009
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES
Region code: All regions
Running time: 154 mins 
Disc size: BD50