Eugene Onegin


Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin opera to libretto by the composer and K. S. Shilavsky based on the poem by Alexander Pushkin. Directed 2007 by Peter McClintock at the New York Met. Stars Renée Fleming (Tatiana), Olena Zaremba (Olga), Svetlana Volkova (Madame Larina), Larisa Shevchenko (Filippyevna), Ramón Vargas (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Eugene Onegin), Keith Miller (A Captain), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Triquet), Richard Bernstein (Zaretski), and Sergei Aleksashkin (Prince Gremin). Valery Gergiev conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchester and Chorus (Chorus Master Raymond Hughes). Set and costume design by Michael Levine; lighting by Jean Kalman, choreography by Serge Bennathan. Directed for TV by Brian Large. Released 2008, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: A

A great cast, the most famous Russian conductor, and the usual Met flare for great story-telling. Here's a longer clip with the final scene where Tatiana makes her choice: