Written September 26, 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 October 27, 2016
Excellent production. Cutting intermissions in half would help time spent sitting in Theatre
Written February 28, 2017
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien are amazing!
Written February 19, 2017
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!!!
Written March 26, 2017
The transmission cut out for fifteen minutes part way through the second half of the third act. VERY DISCONCERTING SINCE WE DIDN'T KNOW IF WE'D EVER SEE THE CONCLUSION.
Live From the Met in HD has disadvantages.
What we saw was excellent.