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The Electrification of the Soviet Union, 10 June 1988

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Nigel Osborne

Librettist: Craig Raine

Conductor: Elgar Howarth

Orchestra: London Philharmonic


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: Elizabeth Laurence

Sashka: Helen Williams

Mrs Frestln: Penelope Walmsley-Clark

Natasha: Hyacinth Nicholls

Harry Frestln: Jamie Gates

Natasha's Child: Kate Benjamin

Natasha's Child: Clair Tutton

Natasha's Child: Kerry Barker

Production Team

Original Director: Peter Sellars

Associate Director: Stephen Medcalf

Set Designer: George Tsypin

Costume Designer: Duna Ramicova

Lighting Designer: James F Ingalls

Sound Projection: John Whiting