Top positive review
6 people found this helpful
on 20 January 2013
I went for this production given the somewhat dubious reviews the various other options available on Amazon were. It was a bit risky, but it paid off well.
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!