Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Oct. 5, 2013)
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Librettist: Konstantin Shilovsky and the composer, based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin
Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Tanovitski
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 53 min.
Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s tragic romance, directed by Fiona Shaw, opened the Met’s 2013–14 season. Anna Netrebko stars as Tatiana, the young woman whose impulsive declaration of love is coolly rejected by Mariusz Kwiecien’s Onegin—with unexpected consequences years later. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, the friend-turned-rival Onegin kills in a duel. Oksana Volkova (Olga), Elena Zaremba (Madame Larina), and Alexei Tanovitski (Prince Gremin) co-star, with Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducting.