October 10, 2013
Eugene Onegin in Met
I enjoyed the production very much.Chaikovsky and Pushkin are the best combination you can imagine. Being originally from Russia, I could appreciate the opera from the point of view of language, acting, music and costumes.
I think that the acting was superb, the voices were excellent and costumes were very true to the time.
However the set design did not satisfy me completely, which is unusual for Metropolitan theater. The house in the first act was too bright, there was no such thing as big glass windows then, even though I understand that it gave the opportunity to see what is going on behind the walls... And in the third act there were too many columns, they obscure the view, and prevent you from enjoying the dancing in full beauty of it.
Overall, this was the best opera in HD I've seen in 5 years.
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