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Beautiful, romantic

By lialexgma
Written October 25, 2014
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 in HD Scores Again

By tourphil
Written November 22, 2014
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.
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Wonderful Production

By atuckman
Written October 06, 2013
The singing, the acting, the pace of the evolution of the story and production were so exciting and well done, that my interest and enthusiasm never flagged, for even one minute. Despite some criticism of Peter Gelb's choice of this as the starting presentation of the season, I believe it was a brilliant choice, and the live audience thought so too with its standing ovation. Kudos to Mr. Gelb, as well, for bringing us The Met in HD!!!!
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Eugene Onegin

By ggreer2766
Written October 06, 2013
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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Glad I went, but...

By haudidodi
Written July 29, 2014
This is 'opera' so the plot is irrelevant. Acting and staging quite good; nothing spectacular about the singing except it’s in Russian which I liked; music was lovely (it’s Tchaikovsky – what would you expect). If you're an opera novice, try it. Glad I went but would not see it again.
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