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By dalemkarp
Written October 06, 2013
Loved this beautfiul performance, the wonderful singing and the intimacy of the experience. Its great to go to the opera for a first rate performance in the comfort of your blue jeans. The intermissions are too long and not necessary. One ten minute break would be enough The New Rochelle, New York, theater was beyond cold. It was freezing and not improved even after complaining to the manager. The surprise ending may be to choose a different theater next time.
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Eugene Onegin

By Tango_dancer
Written October 06, 2013
Great! Almost better than being there.
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Very moving!

By joans666
Written October 07, 2013
The production was beautiful! Sets, costumes and projections really intensified the story. And of course, the music was superb. This music is obviously in the heart and soul of Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev, and their passion for it came through. Tchaikovsky's score is so beautiful and romantic! The two leading men (tenor and baritone) both have Russian as their second language, and their proficiency in the language made their roles more realistic. I have seen a number of productions of Eugene Onegin, and this one has to be number one. If you are an opera lover, GO!!!
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Go to Opera and enjoy....

By singerann
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.
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Thrilling experience for opera lovers

By stuartgoss
Written October 06, 2013
While it cannot compare to being at a live opera, this is still a wonderful way to enjoy one of the great romantic operatic love stories ..This was a wonderful cast and a splendid conductor. While the interviews with the cast members and the conductor and the other Met company members were a great bonus. The behind the scenes glimpses were also something that most attendees at the theater do not see. Will look forward to other operas in this series.
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