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Prokofiev
The Gambler

Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts Prokofiev’s rarely performed 1916 opera, based on the short novel by Dostoevsky. Vladimir Galouzine heads the all-Russian cast as Alexei, tutor to the family of the General (Sergei Alexashkin) and in love with the General’s ward, Polina (Olga Guryakova). Larissa Diadkova sings Grammy, Polina’s rich grandmother, Nikolai Gassiev is the manipulative Marquis, and Olga Savova is Blanche.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Apr 12, 2008
Composer
Sergei Prokofiev
Librettist
Sergei Prokofiev
Run Time
1 HRS 55 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Valery Gergiev
Polina
Vladimir Galouzine
Blanche
Olga Savova
Grandmother
Larissa Diadkova
Alexei
Vladimir Galouzine
The Marquis
Nikolai Gassiev
Mr. Astley
John Hancock
The General
Sergei Aleksashkin
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