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MetOpera resumes with 'Eugene Onegin'

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports

The first of the Metropolitan Opera's HDTV broadcasts will be Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" shown at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.The first of the Metropolitan Opera's HDTV broadcasts will be Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" shown at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.

The new production opened recently in New York and has received praise from the critics for the musical presentation of this Tchaikovsky's most popular opera.

Anna Netrebko leads a strong cast as Tatania, and she is accompanied by the Polish tenor Mariusz Kwiecien as Onegin.

The story is of a romantic and naive woman, Tatania, who falls hopelessly in love with a bored older sophistcate, Onegin. A duel occurs because of Onegin's unwanted attention to Tatania's sister. Onegin triumphs in a duel but brings disgrace on himself.

Some years later Onegin sees Tatania at a ball and falls in love with her. In a reversal of roles, Tatania refuses his overtures, for now she is married to an aristocratic older man.

Upcoming operas

Oct. 5 Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

Oct. 26 The Nose (Shostakovich)

Nov. 9 Tosca (Puccini)

Dec. 14 Falstaff (Verdi)

Feb. 8 Rusalka (Dvorak)

March 1 Prince Igor (Borodin)

March 15 Werther (Massenet)

April 5 La Boheme (Puccini)

April 26 Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)

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