Written September 18, 2014
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.
Written October 10, 2013
When I was growing up we had season tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, so I cut my teeth on the Ring Cycle. I hated opera. The Met's innovative Simulcast and Encore presentations have allowed me to truly enjoy opera. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin is a stunning season opener. Everything about it is spectacular...and the best part is I get to go here in my home town of Beaverton, Oregon. Reunite with a wonderful opera experience and go see some of the upcoming 2013-14 season...
Written October 24, 2014
A marvelous, gigantic, thrilling, beautiful production and exciting to hear and see the powerful opera stars so close-up, so easily . The theater, however, AMC on 42nd St. in NYC is shockingly poorly run and was a distraction . Although I am now a great fan of HD- Metropolitan Opera, I would think twice about returning to that unpleasant theater.
Written December 28, 2014
There is no point in reviewing a Metropolitan Opera in HD encore screening when it will not be shown again. You need a different format for these screenings than for films that show for extended runs. The opera is a different genre entirely.
Written October 10, 2013
What more do I wish than - throw our arms wide open with no past no future and no age, gender, titles nor money to simply say "I love you" and mean it like the opera singers in grand operas..... man oh man..... modern sarcasm and giggles and non straight forward everyday behaviors which I love but every now and then, I love BIGGER THAN LIFE simplicity and well... they off course die for love on stage but hey....... I can dream right ?
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien in Eugene Onegin - original works by Pushkin and composed by Tchaikovsky - fantastic....... never thought I would get over Mr. Dmitri Hvrostovsky doing it and still think there is no other who can fill this role but it is heart breaking drama and all such simple drama - after all that has been said and done, computer, cyber space, facebook and twiter etc - Hello and how are you and I love you is kinda BEST..... minus I am going to kill myself for you.