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Eugene Onegin [DVD] 
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Andrew Davis' production of Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' was premiered and recorded in the first season of Glyndebourne's new opera house in 1994. Pushkin's tale of love, tragedy and rejection is set against an acutely observed back-drop of Russian society, with spectacular choruses and dances.
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Yes, another reviewer is correct that not all the performances are perfect, but I think all the important characters came off well, and Onegin seemed absolutely perfect for the role. The production is very much in period - and in excellent style. I don't tend to like modern interpretations, so I am very pleased by this, but if that is your thing you may need to go elsewhere. The singing does not fail, Pushkin's brilliant writing comes through in the plot and of course Tchaikovsky's composition is characteristically excellent, gushing forth with memorable melodies with a seemingly effortless ease!
There is strong competition from the Met DVD with Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The voices in that performance are just a little more impressive.
Fleming is a poor actress. (Her facial expressions always strike me as silly rather than dramatic.) Hvorostovsky looks every inch the debonair, world-weary man of experience. (He was 45 at the time of the performance.) Unfortunately he cannot modify his cold facial expression sufficiently to portray a man in the grip of an overwhelming passion. So the final confrontation is visually unconvincing.
The conducting by Valery Gergiev is slightly more dramatic here and there. The Met sound is drier and Harsher than the comfortable Glyndebourne sound. (The latter does however need above average amplification to bring out its virtues.) On the other hand the Met picture has the advantage of 2007 technology.
Most traditional operas are not suitable for minimalism. Forget jaded professional critics who praise to the skies the novel no matter how inappropriate, the average opera lover expects lavish scenery, the more lavish the better. Both stagings are minimalist, that at Glyndebourne being less stark and not having a litter of leaves in some scenes.
Overall I prefer the Glyndebourne performance.