Written October 06, 2013
Beautiful sets, fine acting, and all the lead singers were excellent. Netrebko's voice has matured and she was perfect in the role of Tatiana. Of course the score by Tchaikovsky is magnificent!
Written October 09, 2013
Berthold Auerbach said "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life".
For me it's not just music it's classical music. And the dust is all negative things we have in our everyday life. I'm saying thanks to this opera that truly allowed me to get an esthetic pleasure once again. And once again it cleared my soul.
I attended the Met Live HD for the first time and there weren't any technical difficulties. In whole I think it is a great opportunity to watch that kind of perfomances for the poeple who can't do it directly in theatres but who want to.
As the very Opera I was impressed by Eugene Onegin. It wasn't the first time I saw this opera. Also as a person who studied Opera music and sang it I was paying attention to the way the actors sang more and I found it really worthy and beautiful. I just was a little bit dissappointed by Lensky at this time. Unfortunatelly I did not believe him. It referred to his singing more but not his acting.
Written October 08, 2013
the opera was beautifully staged with fantastic voices and acting. Netrebko was especially outstanding changing from the character of a shy erratic lovelorn teenager at the beginning of the opera to a mature self-assured woman at the end.
However, our enjoyment severely affected by being across the hall from IMAX showing Gravity in 3D and all the special sound effects penetrated our theater. Whether the overture and musical interludes, the loud bass vibrations from theaters next door (showing Riddick and Gravity) as well as the IMAX theater severely tested our concentration and enjoyment.
Written October 07, 2013
This was excellent, moving, beautiful as most of the Met Opera's HD offerings have been. I would like to see more young people attending. Eugene Onegin is a beautiful love story with exquisite music which should appeal to all ages.
Written October 21, 2013
This is Tchaikovsky's most beautiful and better known opera. The music is gorgeous and the principals were outstanding, particularly Ana Netrebko as Tatyana and P. Beczala as Lenski. I also liked the title role, although I still long for Horostovski in that role. Tatyana's letter aria was exquisite, I thought, as was Lenski's famous aria, the latter probably the most famous in the entire opera. I liked the production in general, and one cannot ask for a more beautiful and technically perfect voice than Ana Netrebko's. Like Renee Fleming's and Renata Tebaldi's, a voice like Netrebko's comes around once or twice - ok, let's say as much as three times- in a hundred years.