Pjotr Tshaikovski: Eugene Onegin
Live Sat 22.4. at 19.55, encores Tue 25.4. at 18.00 and Sat 29.4. at 12.00.
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
CASTING UPDATE ON DEC 8TH:
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness. In June 2015, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and began treatment. However, balance issues resulting from the illness have made the performance of staged opera difficult, though he plans to continue performing in concerts, recitals and the recording studio. Peter Mattei will step into the role of Onegin at the Met for the performance on April 22 matinee (Finnkino encores April 25 and 29).
Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Production: Deborah Warner; Set Designer: Tom Pye; Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky; Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman; Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway; Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup; Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Peter Mattei (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin).
Duration approx. 3h 57 min