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The Electrification of the Soviet Union

Thursday 14 November 2002 7.30pm

performed by Music Theatre Wales.

A new chamber opera version by Nigel Osborne and Craig Raine.

Based on texts by Boris Pasternak. 

This is a Dr Zhivago for opera. Personal and social turmoil combine for a young Russian poet whose search for the meaning in life and love remain unfulfilled. Russia: 1914-1921; the beginning of the modern age-the world will never be the same again, but how will the individual survive with their dreams and beliefs intact?

Reminiscent of Kurt Weill at his most passionate and personal, the score seethes with emotion and power.

"Simply electrifying"- The Independent

This work was originally commissioned by the BBC for Glyndebourne.

Acknowledged as one of the most successful exponents of contemporary opera in Europe. Music Theatre Wales' previous work includes: The Lighthouse and Jane Eyre.

Ticket prices: £12 (concessions £6)

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