Title: PI Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Original title: Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Director: Robert Kars
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Cast: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Renee Fleming (Tatiana), Elena Zaremba (Olga), Ramon Vargas (Lenski), Svetlana Volkova (Madame Larina), Larisa Shevchenko (Filippevna), Sergei Aleksashkin (Prince Gremin), orchestra, choir and Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Valery Gergiev triumph in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece - filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in Hi-Definition Widescreen.
This is a star-led performance of one of the most popular romantic operas with the unrivalled pairing of Fleming and Hvorostovsky as the doomed lovers. Their onstage chemistry, emotional singing and outstanding acting make this a truly special and unique production. Thousands of movie-goers watched this production live in cinemas across Europe and the US in February 2007, when the production and the singing of the central characters met with great critical acclaim.
Valery Gergiev, Russia's greatest living conductor, leads Russia's classic opera, with a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intense and passionate score.
Robert Carsen, described in the International Herald Tribune as "one of the most sought-after stage directors on the operatic scene" creates an evocative and striking staging. Anne Midgette, reviewing this production in the New York Times, wrote, "this remains one of the most extraordinarily beautiful stagings I've seen".
Issued: United States | Decca Music Group