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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Jansons, Skovhus, Stoyanova, Dunaev, Petrenko [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Described by Tchaikovsky as 'lyric scenes', Eugene Onegin receives a spectacular reinterpretation from the Norwegian director Stefan Herheim. His productions create controversy and excitement around Europe, and here he takes Pushkin's story of illusion, disaffection and frustrated love, and places the protagonists - world-weary Onegin and naïve, passionate Tatyana - in a triple temporal perspective, referencing the theatrical present, the period of the work's composition, and the pageant of Russia's history. Mariss Jansons, renowned for his mastery of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, conducts this performance from Amsterdam's Muziektheater.

BBC Music Magazine
Forget any sense of intimacy in Tchaikovsky's lyrical scenes in this Eugene Onegin; director Stefan Herheim's approach is one of kaleidoscopic excess...No doubt about it, though, this is musically world-class. Mariss Janson's conducting, very imposing in the big moments...accords with the broad brushstrokes of Herheim's production. But the singers are vocally near ideal. Krassimira Stoyanova's Tatyana is thrillingly secure as well as vulnerable.

Gramophone Magazine
Characters not only invade each other's memories but appear in fantasy form...Still, this isn't a Regie-Theater free for all...Herheim directs so many keen moments of character interactions that there's no danger of the opera lapsing into simplistic cliches...what a treat to hear an appealing, soft-grained version of [Skovhus's] voice in the title-role...what linguistic authority and depth of soul [Stoyanova] brings to the character!

International Record Review
Herheim sees the opera as a representation of memories...I suspect that this would be impossible to follow if you didn't know the opera beforehand...it's hard not to get caught up in the sheer chutzpah of the production...[Stoyanova] sails through the Letter Scene with plenty of fire...Star of the evening is the conductor Mariss Jansons. It's clear from the documentary that he loves the work..and he plays it with a rhythmic vitality.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 181 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
  • Performers: Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano); Bo Skovhus (Baritone); Olga Savova (Mezzo Soprano); Nina Romanova (Mezzo Soprano); Mikhail Petrenko (Bass); Elena Maximova (Contralto); Andrey Dunaev (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878