Beautiful, romantic

By lialexgma
Written August 31, 2015
The Met outdid itself with this new production of Eugene Onegin. The cast was amazing , costuming excellent. These opera singers can act! Any age would enjoy the music and acting.
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Met Opera's New Onegin Was Mesmerizing

By mikhailivan
Written October 07, 2013
The Met Opera's new production of Russian composer Tchaikovsky's most popular opera, Eugene Onegin, was telecast in HD last Saturday. The production was realistic, and it was well-directed, so that a person new to the story could follow the characters and their motivations. Except for the two male singers, who are Polish, the cast was largely Russian. Baritone Marius Kwiecen was a superb Onegin, haughty and proud at the outset, and more emotional towards the climax as he realizes what his pride has cost him. He's handsome AND sings really well! Polish tenor Piotr Bezcala sang the role of the romantic poet Lensky, whose goodness and loving heart are tested by his friend Onegin. Soprano Anna Netrebko, singing her first Met Tatiana, follows predecessors Mirella Freni, Leontyne Price, and, most recently, Renee Fleming in the 2007 HD telecast. Netrebko was a marvel of restraint. Her singing was lush and romantic, and her acting ability was believable and moving.
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See It!

By 1dmcoll
Written October 06, 2013
To see Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien simply adds up to a must see performance. I was unfamiliar with the story line so there were a couple of surprises for me (which I won't reveal lest my comments diminish another's viewing experience).
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Eugene Onegin

By sct5300
Written October 06, 2013
An excellent experience. I'm very grateful to the Met and the theater partners that make opera at the movie houses possible. This opera, with Netrebko, Kwieczen, and Bezcala was truly outstanding.
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Eugene Onegin

By ggreer2766
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.
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