Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikowsky

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Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikowsky

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  1. I placed my order for this opera from one of Amazon’ s merchants, expecting to receive a Blu-ray version.

    Much to my chagrin I received the standard DVD version. I did not check the album until a few weeks after receiving it – by which time it was too late to return it.

    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. I have this opera film in high definition DVD (not Blu-ray), and enjoyed it very much. However, I could not believe my eyes when I checked out the listing on Amazon.com for the Blu-ray version, and it said Renee Fleming and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Shame on you, Amazon! I love Baryshnikov’s ballet videos, but please don’t confuse him with Hvorostovsky just because he is Russian! That listing would frighten off many opera fans, who would then miss an interesting interpretation of Onegin, with some marvelous voices.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. One of my favorite Russian opera, Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikovsky, was recently presented in national cinemas. I do not have time to go to the movies, I was content with the DVD. Just like the one shown in the cinema.

    The operas produced nowadays are thought and planned the theater for the video. Increasingly, we can see the aesthetic image of the presentations: sets, costumes, lighting, movements of the singers and chorus, it is thought that the recording be plastic. Time’s up for a camera recording everything in the center. Now we have several cameras covering angles previously unimaginable.

    The version of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York’s stellar cast. The baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, exceptional as Onegin. The soprano Renée Fleming, lyrical voice, sweet, have great aria in the Charter, large Tatiana. Ramón Vargas is one of the great tenors of our time, and his aria of farewell is moving. Featured with praise for Sergei Aleksashkin as Prince Gremin, beautiful aria sung by a bass and portentous for me unknown Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, a Triquet hilarious. I can not say whether there was manipulation of the voices in the video, I heard bordering on perfection.

    The sets designed by Michael Levine are almost nonexistent, has turned fashion shows with stage clean. It gives a modern air to function, and still saves a beautiful dough. The costumes are right, sin in the ballroom scene of Act II, rustic look to other participates of the party. The direction by Peter McClintock uses an idea manjada causes Onegin to the beginning of the show lamenting his fate. With Tatiana’s letter in hand, he is recalling the events through the opera. The lighting is strong point of production, intelligent and creative, highlights the events clearly.

    Presented by the nostalgic Beverly Sills, the DVD contains interviews with the actors and producers behind the scenes montage. The governing Gergiev is simple, direct, effective. Russian conductor who understands the subtlety and delicacy of the score and the orchestra is expressing this SENSITIVITIES. The image and sound recorded in HD are flawless, the direction of images and experienced veteran Brian Large is excellent. Finally! A DVD of Eugene Onegin must for lovers of Russian opera.

    Eugene Onegin-Obra prima de Tchaikovsky em montagem memorável do MET

    Uma de minhas óperas russas favoritas, Eugene Onegin, de Tchaikovsky, foi recentemente apresentada nos cinemas nacionais. Como não tenho tempo para ir ao cinema, me contentei com o DVD. Igualzinho ao apresentado no cinema.

    As óperas produzidas nos dias atuais são pensadas e programadas do teatro para o vídeo. Cada vez mais, se nota a estética da imagem nas apresentações: cenários, figurinos, iluminação, movimentações dos cantores e coral, tudo é pensado para que a gravação fique plástica. Acabou o tempo de uma câmera no centro gravando tudo. Agora temos diversas câmeras, que cobrem ângulos antes inimagináveis.

    A Versão do Metropolitan Opera House de New York tem elenco estrelar. O barítono Dmitri Hvorostovsky, excepcional como Onegin. O soprano Renée Fleming , voz lírica, adocicada,manda muito bem na Ária da Carta, grande Tatiana. Ramón Vargas é um dos grandes tenores da atualidade, e sua ária de despedida é comovente. Destaque com louvor para Sergei Aleksashkin como Príncipe Gremin, belíssima ária cantada por um baixo portentoso e o por mim desconhecido Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, um Triquet hilário. Não posso afirmar se houve manipulação das vozes no vídeo, o que ouvi beirava a perfeição.

    Os cenários concebidos por Michael Levine são quase inexistentes, tem virado moda espetáculos com palcos limpos. Dá um ar de moderno à função, e ainda se economiza uma bela grana. Os figurinos são corretos, pecam na cena do baile do segundo ato, visual caipira demais aos participates da festa. A direção de Peter McClintock usa uma idéia manjada, faz com que Onegin apareça no começo do espetáculo lamentando seu destino. Com a carta de Tatiana na mão, ele vai relembrando os acontecimentos através da ópera. A iluminação é ponto forte da produção, inteligente e criativa, realça os acontecimentos com clareza.

    Apresentado pela saudosa Beverly Sills, o DVD contém entrevistas com os protagonistas e produtores e mostra os bastidores da montagem. A regência de Gergiev é simples, direta, efetiva. Maestro russo que entende a sutileza e a delicadeza da partitura e faz a orquestra expressar essa sensibildade. A imagem e o som gravados em HD são impecáveis, a direção de imagens do veterano e experimentado Brian Large é excelente. Enfim! Um DVD de Eugene Onegin imperdível para quem gosta de ópera russa.

    Ali Hassan Ayache
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. The singing is splendid but the production was unacceptable to me. The lighting was so dim that in many places one could barely make out what was going on. The famous letter scene was sung against a dark blue background that was so dark one could see almost nothing. The minimalist scenery was dead dreary and what was there from time to time was so ill lit one could not appreciate it. Such a pity as the cast was good. If you just want to listen this is fine but if you also expect to watch this performance give it a miss. I doubt I will watch it again and regret the purchase.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. Though when it’s of opera I prefer the italian ones, I must say that this Met edition of Onegin is really enjoyable. Very well sung and performed. The scenery simple and evocative. Overall, high rate quality of a BD.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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