Written November 27, 2015
The sets are a great improvement over the previous version. Netrebko, Kwiecien, and Beczala are terrific together both vocally and dramatically. I also liked Elena Zaremba in the role of the mother and Larissa Diadkova as the nanny. Their opening duet was beautifully sung and set the proper tone for what was to come.
Gergiev evoked more strength and deftness from the orchestra than a couple of years ago in the previous production. Everyone seemed in sync and the orchestra's sound was marvelous.
Written March 04, 2015
Excellent production. Cutting intermissions in half would help time spent sitting in Theatre
Written October 06, 2013
Anna Netrebko is incomparable artistically. Sets are beautiful. Tenor and batitone just adequate, base not Met Opera quality.
Cobb Theatres at Palm Beach Gardens should adjust the sound away from Rock Concert decibels.
Written June 27, 2016
Over ten years ago, at the Met, we heard Onegin conducted by Seiji Ozawa. Memory suggests that Gergiev did a better job with Tschaikowsky's melancholic yet romantic music. The singers were superb. The final act was in Tatiana's home rather than outdoors in a Grecian-like structure. I liked the more intimate Act III setting of Ozawa's Onegin.
Written January 28, 2015
This isn't a "movie." This is the Metropolitan Opera live in a fabulous production of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin."
Too bad there was a technical glich at the beginning that cut the sound; gave me a heart attack until it was fixed.
If you missed it, there's a rerun on Wednesday.