Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Screened Live From the New York Metropolitan Opera
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:45pm
Sun Valley Opera and the Bigwood Theatre co-present screenings of the MET HD:Live operas. On April 22 Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin will be screened at 11 am. Doors open at 10 am. Tickets are available at any time at the Bigwood box office in Hailey. All tickets are $16. The opera runs for 3 hours and 38 minutes which includes two intermissions.
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei sharing the title role. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to which Tchaikovsky added music of a dramatic nature. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman's love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend.
The opera was first performed in Moscow in 1879. There are several recordings of it, and it is regularly performed. The work's title refers to the protagonist.
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