Described by Tchaikovsky as 'lyric scenes', Eugene Onegin receives a spectacular reinterpretation from the Norwegian director Stefan Herheim. His productions create controversy and excitement around Europe, and here he takes Pushkin's story of illusion, disaffection and frustrated love, and places the protagonists - world-weary Onegin and na+¯ve, passionate Tatyana - in a triple temporal perspective, referencing the theatrical present, the period of the work's composition, and the pageant of Russia's history. Mariss Jansons, renowned for his mastery of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, conducts this performance from Amsterdam's Muziektheater.
Five Stars - ... the direction is precise and has dramatic
sweep. MarissJansons' conducting is similarly chamber-like in its
clarity, yet laden with passion. And the cast rises to the occasion
magnificently. Bo Skovhus plays Onegin with incredible physicality and
detail. Krassimira Stoyanova is a stunning Tatyana with a sumptuous
voice. Andrej Dunaev a plangent Lensky ... essential viewing --Opera Now Magazine May 2012