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At The Opera, Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, July 9, 2016

  

Eugene Onegin was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto, organised by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky, very closely follows certain passages in Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse, retaining much of his poetry.

Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to which Tchaikovsky added music of a dramatic nature. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman's love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend.

The opera was first performed in Moscow in 1879.

Cast:

Eugene Onegin – Thomas Allen

Tatiana – Mirella Freni

Olga – Anne Sofie von Otter

Lenski – Neil Shicoff

1988 DG recording

James Levine conductor

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10pm
Peter Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin BUY Dresden State Opera; James Levine, conductor Mirella Freni
11:00pm
11:08pm
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Prince Gremin's Aria - Eugene Onegin BUY n/a; n/a, conductor
Out of print n/a
11:13pm
TchTchaikovsky: Act 3 Duet Eugene Onegin BUY from George London: Aida, Boris Godunov, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Faust (Margarethe), Prince Igor (Furst Igor), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Signature); composed by TchTchaikovsky
11:23pm
Verdi: Act 2 aria Live at the MET 1983 BUY ; James Levine, conductor
11:31pm
Leoncavallo: Live from Japan Pagliacci scene from Pagliacci scenes Mario Del Monaco LIVE Japan; composed by Leoncavallo
11:44pm
Puccini: La Boheme: "O soave fanciulla from La Boheme: "O soave fanciulla; composed by Puccini
11:47pm
Beniamino Gigli: Non ti Scorda di me from Non ti scorda di me
11:50pm
Puccini: La boheme, opera: Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) BUY Vienna Opera; Herbert von Karajan, conductor Luciano Pavarotti
London/Decca 4758366

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