Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Met Hd, Netrebko
Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), Anna Netrebko (Tatyana), Piotr Beczala (Lensky), Oksana Volkova (Olga), Alexei Tanovitski (Gremin) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Valery Gergiev (conductor) & Deborah Warner (director)
For the third consecutive year, Anna Netrebko starred in the opening production of the season at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; a performance enjoyed by her legion of fans in more than 64 countries, as part of the Met’s Live In HD cinema broadcasts. The Met’s new staging of Tchaikovsky’s passionately lyrical masterpiece is the first DVD/Blu-ray release featuring Anna Netrebko in one of Russian opera’s greatest and most demanding roles. This greatest of Russian operas is conducted by the Music Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev. Deborah Warner's new production, staged at The Met by award-winning actress Fiona Shaw, moves the drama from the 1820s of Pushkin’s poem, to the more intensely psychological era of the opera’s composition, in the 1870s.