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Gambler, The [Igrok; Le joueur]locked

  • Richard Taruskin

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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. ...

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