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Tchaikovsky's
'Eugene Onegin' -
reviewed by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'The best and worst of this production can be grasped at once ...'

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. © 2013 C Major Entertainment GmbH

The best and worst of this production can be grasped at once from both sides of the booklet's front cover. Immediately one is struck by Kristine Opolais as a Tatyana so poised and beautiful that any young man, even as a too-knowing teenager, should have snapped her up without hesitation. Then to the right is a ghostly figure of advanced age, who turns out to be a supernumerary and troublesome Onegin in later life. Down a staircase descend in slow motion a procession of women destined not to dance the polonaise in Act 3...

Copyright © 13 August 2013 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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TCHAIKOVSKY: EUGENE ONEGIN

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

EUGENE ONEGIN

ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN

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