Gambler, The [Igrok; Le joueur]
- Richard Taruskin
Opera in four acts, op.24, by Sergey Prokofiev to his own libretto after the novella (1866) by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky ; Brussels, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, 29 April 1929.
Prokofiev’s Gambler was an early opera to be based on a work by Dostoyevsky, whose novels were in various scenic adaptations enjoying a vogue on the Russian stage at the time of its writing (e.g. ...