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The Electrification of the Soviet Union, 21 November 1987

The Opera

Venue: Hippodrome, Birmingham

Composer: Nigel Osborne

Librettist: Craig Raine

Conductor: Elgar Howarth

Orchestra: London Sinfonietta

Cast

Boris Pasternak: Henry Herford

Serezha Spectorsky: Omar Ebrahim

Lemokh: Jonathan Veira

Frestln: Philip O'Reilly

Sashka's Husband: Philip O'Reilly

Fardybassov: Wout Oosterkamp

Ticket Collector: Wout Oosterkamp

Frestln Servant: Wout Oosterkamp

Anna Arild: Susan Bickley

Sashka: Anna Steiger

Mrs Frestln: Eirian Davies

Natasha: Linda Hirst

Harry Frestln: Jamie Gates

Production Team

Original Director: Peter Sellars

Set Designer: George Tsypin

Costume Designer: Duna Ramicova

Lighting Designer: James F Ingalls

Sound Projection: John Whiting