Written October 28, 2016
A superb performance in every way. The music and singing were superb. The staging was simply magnificent. We were taken in by the story, the passion and the performances. The host from the Met was wonderful as were the interviews during the intermissions. The intermissions were welcome as the opera was long. Not to be missed.
Written September 30, 2016
A tour de force by the principles many of whom are Russian and grew up learning Pushkin's poem. The dramatic intensity and coloring of Tchaikovsky's music was well-served by the orchestra and conductor.
The sets could have been more interesting they hardly looked like a Russian dasha but the dramatic music and performances made up for it.
Written October 29, 2016
Outstanding performance. Breathtaking and innovative interpretation. Anna Netrebko's perfect seamless voice was as divine as her acting skills. Her pianissimo in the last scene was fantastic - rich and full. The entire cast was flawless and superb.
Written March 25, 2017
The first two acts were great, but then a fire alarm went off and the cinema had to be evacuated. Hope this will not happen to you.
Written September 26, 2016
Eugene Onegin, Pushkin's novel made opera by Tchaikovsky was very good. As the opener of the HD Live series, it was a good choice. Anna Netrebko did not dissapoint; and actually she is opening the Met Season for the 3rd consecutive time. The performances of both Mariusz Kwiecien and Piotr Beczala were very good, bur I preferred Piotr's over Mariusz's.
All in all, a very good selection to open the series.