Met Opera 2013-2014: EUGENE ONEGIN – Tchaikovsky
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October 2013 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Production: Deborah Warner
Director: Fiona Shaw
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), Piotr Beczala (Lenski)
Approx running time: 3 hours 45 minute incl. intermission
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts.
Eugene Onegin is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera.