• Released
  • July 7, 2010
  • NR , 2 hr 40 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

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Eugene Onegin

By listenerbutnotsinger
Written July 10, 2010
This encore production of a live in HD opera broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera's 2007 season showed some of the creakiness of the early broadcasts, particularly in the camera work. The singing (and acting) were superb, however. The first act was a bit slow, with a lot of exposition, and the staging (the country house represented by a bare stage with the floor carpeted by fallen leaves) was imaginative but didn't quite work--specially when Tatiana's bed was plonked down in the middle of the leaves. Acts II and III were splendid, though, partly because the drama of the stoy picked up, and the settings (still with minimal stagiing but with gorgeous costumes) were now in Russian high society. Altogether a memorable and moving experience.
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Eugene Onegin

By fan_of_opera
Written July 11, 2010
Excellent
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EUGENE ONEGIN

By lmf5391
Written July 11, 2010
Typical operatic tragic love story. Magical singers and singers. Unlike most previous Met HD films, this one eliminated all the intermissions, making for an intense evening - following the story and absorbing the gorgeous music. The sets were pathetic and seemed strangely anachronistic - very stark and moderrn while all the costumes were 19th century. Wait until you see this handsome baritone - Eugene Onegin - to die for.!!!
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Eugene Onegin

By rechurchill
Written July 09, 2010
Simply great. Should have seen it when it first came out.
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fabulous

By sandis01
Written July 09, 2010
I now wouldn't see an opera any other way. The singers made you forget the language was Russian.
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