Anna Netrebko undertakes the role of the shy ingénue Tatiana, whose heart is broken after she confesses her love to the charming but uninterested Onegin. Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien takes on the title role and tenor Piotr Beczala is the poet Lenski, Onegin’s ill-fated friend who hot-headedly challenges him to a duel over a meaningless flirtation.
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Cast in order of vocal appearance:
Tatiana: Anna Netrebko
Olga, her sister: Oksana Volkova
Madame Larina, their mother: Elena Zaremba
Filippyevna, Tatiana’s nurse: Larissa Diadkova
Lenski, Olga’s fiancé: Piotr Beczala
Eugene Onegin: Mariusz Kwiecien
A captain: David Crawford
Triquet: John Graham-Hall
Zaretski: Richard Bernstein
Prince Gremin: Alexei Tanovitski
Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min.