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 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 06, 2013
Liked the opera very much (first time hearing it). But what I also enjoy is the intermission when you see the professional work people changing the scenery. Looking forward to seeing "The Nose."
Written January 26, 2015
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 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.