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Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

From the Metropolitan Opera New York, Jiri Belohlavek conducts Tchaikovsky's great opera of thwarted love, with soprano Karita Mattila and baritone Thomas Hampson.

From the Metropolitan Opera New York, Jiri Belohlavek conducts Karita Mattila as Tatiana and Thomas Hampson as Onegin in Tchaikovsky's great opera of thwarted love.

Stuck on a country estate, Tatiana shuns the local festivities, preferring to immerse herself in romantic novels. When a stranger, Onegin, arrives, she takes him on a walk and ends up in love. Tatiana ends up marrying another man, but when she meets Onegin some years later, she admits to being in love with him but still refuses to leave her husband.

Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. The interval includes live backstage interviews.

Tatiana ...... Karita Mattila (soprano)
Onegin ...... Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Lensky ...... Piotr Beczala (tenor)
Olga ...... Ekaterina Semenchuk (mezzo-soprano)
Prince Gremin ...... James Morris (bass)
Larina ...... Wendy White (mezzo-soprano)
Filipyevna ...... Barbara Dever (mezzo-soprano)
Triquet ...... Tony Stevenson (tenor)
Zaretsky ...... Richard Bernstein (bass)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

3 hours, 15 minutes

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