MET Opera: Eugene Onegin

GENRE: Opera
RATING: NR
RUNNING TIME: 3:38
RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2017
STARRING: Anna Netrebko, Elena Maximova, Alexey Dolgov, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
DIRECTOR: Robin Ticciati
PRODUCER(S): Deborah Warner
WRITER(S): Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Tchaikovsky’s many moods—tender, grand, melancholy—are all given free rein in Eugene Onegin. The opera is based on Pushkin’s iconic verse novel, which re-imagines the Byronic romantic anti-hero as the definitive bored Russian aristocrat caught between convention and ennui; Tchaikovsky, similarly, took Western European operatic forms and transformed them into an authentic and undeniably Russian work. At the core of the opera is the young girl Tatiana, who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments.