MET OPERA – EUGENE ONEGIN

Rating: NR
Length: 244 mins
Cast:
Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin)

Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) – July 15 2017

Conductor: Robin Ticciati

Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Peter Mattei (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin)

“Nothing inhibited the performances of this exceptional cast. If anything, Mr. Kwiecien (as the dashing, aloof aristocrat Onegin) and Ms. Netrebko (as the bookish, impressionable Tatiana, who falls for him at first sight) were dramatically sharper and vocally bolder than in 2013. And the conductor Robin Ticciati drew taut, urgent playing from the excellent Met orchestra.” NYTIMES

The first performance of Eugene Onegin at the Met this season is a revival of Deborah Warner’s 2011 London production. Anna Netrebko combined her vocal maturity and supreme acting to give us a complete “flesh and bones” character. Her Tatyana evolved in front of our eyes throughout the evening. A shy bookish girl in a rural estate blushes with joy and hope at her first encounter with her attractive neighbor, Onegin. Driven by passion and desire, she pens a letter confessing her love for him, regretting immediately after sending it. Her reaction to Onegin’s rejection was heartbreaking. A TOUR DE FORCE!     bachtrack.com

“So what’s motivating the public to beat down the Met’s doors? The answer is simple: Anna Netrebko. The diva, one of the opera world’s current handful of true box office stars, returned to the role of Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for the first time here since 2013. Judging by the public’s roaring ovation at her curtain call, it’s been way too long a wait.” OBSERVER.

“A superb performance” NEW YORK CLASSICAL REVIEW.

“Easily one of the best productions of the entire 2016-17 season.” opera wire.com

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