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2012-3, Munich, Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Librettist: Modest Tchaikovsky after Pushkin’s story
Venue and Dates: Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
21, 24 and 28 March 2012
Pietari Inkinen
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Choreographer: Saar Magal
Stage and Costumes: Malgorzata Szczesniak
Lighting: Felice Ross
Tatyana: Ekaterina Scherbachenko
Olga: Alisa Kolosova
Eugene Onegin: Simon Keenlyside
Pavol Breslik

Prince Gremin: Ain Anger
Larina: Heike Grötzinger
Filipjewna: Elena Zilio
Monsieur Triquet: Ulrich Reß,
Guy de Mey (24.+28.3.)
The Captain:
Zaretzki: Ain Anger
Ein Vorsänger:



Ludwig Steinbach, Der Opernfreund.de

” … Die sängerischen Leistungen bewegten sich auf insgesamt hohem Niveau. Simon Keenlyside als Onegin hatte sich die Auffassung des Regisseurs gut zu Eigen gemacht und mit hoher darstellerischer Präsenz trefflich umgesetzt. Auch gesanglich konnte er mit seinem saftigen, obertonreichen und farbigem Prachtbariton italienischer Schulung voll überzeugen. …”

Keris, filmjournal.net,29.3.2012

” … The duel between Onegin and Lensky takes place over a bed, which was something of a daring touch, but one that worked surprisingly well, principally due to the fine performances – in terms of both singing and acting – of Simon Keenlyside and Pavol Breslik. Keenlyside in particular carried the weight of Onegin’s inner struggle without appearing arrogant, adding to the tragedy of the outcome and his final breakdown….”

Petra March 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi Julie
I am quite sure these were fake cigarettes …they did not seem to “burn away” 😉 forgot to ask him though.
In the time the setting was transported (60ies in USA) everyone was smoking as we can see in the old films.

Julie March 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

Love the pictures, and enjoyed the singing from the webcast (my computer buffers too much to have the picture), but I’m not at all sure about this staging. It may just be me, but I wish directors would not have cigarettes on stage – with the obvious exception of Carmen. I’m always worried about the singer’s voices.

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