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Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki (Tsarina's Slippers) DVD (The Royal Opera)

Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki (Tsarina's Slippers) DVD (The Royal Opera)

Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Cherevichki, based on Gogol's fantastical and comic story about the Devil’s antics on Christmas Eve.
- 5 out of 5 (from 1 Review)

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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.


Music: 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

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


Christmas > Christmas recordings
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DVDs > Opus Arte Titles


- carlos devorik
reviewed on
18 Dec 2014
Excelent production!! I could only watched it on cinema at Johannesburg, South Africa, and later the price of this Tchaikowsky's work, desappoint me : to high!! But highly recommended!!

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