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nice but not so stunning,
This review is from: Eugene Onegin: Metropolitan Opera (Gergiev) [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
The first part of the story is left outside how Onegin gets to the countryside after his uncle died. The opera begins with Larina and she is listening to her girls Olga and Tatyana. Onegin is introduced by Lenskij. Tatyana falls immediate in love with him. He rejects her love and kills Lenskij in a duel after the party of her Saints day. Time pass and Onegin finds her well educated. The story turn inside out and Onegin is the one with strong love and passion but Tatyana rejects him as he did early on. The kiss is a little bit dramatic in the end. It is a lyrical opera and Tchaikovsky transformed the book by Pushkin very well. The opera is traditionally performed and the pictures are beautiful. I like the orchestral part very much. The actors interpreted the characters in their own way and the opera is very well played. Anna Netrebko sings the letter scene very well and the final scene is good.