Onegin is young, handsome, rich. And bored. After spurning the naive Tatyana's romantic advances, he publicly flirts with his best friend's fiancée merely to amuse himself, but the prank ends in a duel. Some people just don't get it.

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Episode credited cast:
Dmitri Hvorostovsky ...
Eugene Onegin
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Tatiana
Ramón Vargas ...
Lenski
Elena Zaremba ...
Olga
Sergei Alexashkin ...
Prince Gremin
Svetlana Volkova ...
Madame Larina
Larisa Shevchenko ...
Filippyevna, Tatiana's nurse
Keith Miller ...
A Captain
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt ...
Triquet
Richard Bernstein ...
Zaretski
Linda Gelinas ...
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Sam Meredith ...
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Onegin is young, handsome, rich. And bored. After spurning the naive Tatyana's romantic advances, he publicly flirts with his best friend's fiancée merely to amuse himself, but the prank ends in a duel. Some people just don't get it.

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Version of Evgeniy Onegin (1984) See more »

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Eugene Onegine
(Opera in Three Acts)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Valery Gergiev
Performed by Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Elena Zaremba,
Svetlana Volkova, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Sergei Alexashkin, Richard Bernstein with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,
, Chorus
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Tchaikovsky would be proud!
11 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Eugene Onegin is one of my favourite Tchaikovsky works, it never fails to touch me and the music is some of Tchaikovsky's most beautiful. I love the 1984 and 1988 productions just as much, but this Met production is a stunning Onegin.

The sets are minimalist, however in a very beautiful way. The costumes are truly beautiful. The production looks simply fantastic in high definition, with great sound, picture quality and video directing. The staging is done intelligently, the first ballroom scene is especially well done as well as the final drawing room duet.

Musically, Eugene Onegin is simply wonderful. The Polanaise and Waltz are played with style and in Lensky's and Gremin's arias you can feel the pathos. The Letter scene is riveting too. All of this is helped by the outstanding conducting of Valery Gergiev, not only does he clearly feel the music in his bones but he is very interesting to watch.

Renee Fleming is a lovely Tatiana and as Onegin Dmitri Hvorostovsky is wonderfully arrogant, charismatic and detached. Ramon Vargas is also wonderful in the role of the impassioned Lensky, his act 2 aria brought tears to my eyes as it should do. Olga is very attractively performed, and Gremin is excellent, deservedly bringing the house down with his expressive aria in act 3.

All in all, if Tchaikovsky saw this production of his operatic masterpiece he would be proud. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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