Jan 2, 2019
Tchaikovsky’s most beloved opera is a breathtaking and unique work about the human heart. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces Eugene Onegin, with musical examples from Seattle Opera’s 2002 archival recording of Eugene Onegin, starring Vladimir Chernov as Onegin, Kurt Streit as Lensky, Helene Schneidermann as Olga, Nuccia Focile in her Seattle Opera debut as Tatyana, and Alexander Anisimov as Prince Gremin. Andreas Mitisek conducted the chorus and orchestra of Seattle Opera. Excerpt of Lensky’s aria sung by William Burden at the 2014 Speight Celebration, conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing.