Photo Journal: Fleming, Hvorostovsky, Vargas and Gergiev in Met’s Eugene Onegin By Matthew Westphal
09 Feb 2007“This looks to be a highlight of the season,” says the chief music critic of The New York Times of the Met’s Eugene Onegin. And indeed it does: there’s a collection of high-voltage talent on the stage for this revival of Tchaikovsky’s romantic tragedy, which begins its run tonight. (Friday 2–9)Renée Fleming sings her first Tatiana in the house, opposite Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Onegin — “a role he seems born to play,” as the Times says. Tenor Ramón Vargas is the tempestuous Count Lensky, and bass Sergei Aleksashkin is Prince Gremin. On the podium will be Valery Gergiev.
Peter McClintock directs this revival of Robert Carsen’s 1997 production. There are seven performances from tonight through March 3 at the Metropolitan Opera House — and, not surprisingly, the run is completely sold out.
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