Loading... Please wait...

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin DVD 1998 Opera and Chorus of the European Union Opera / Conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Stage Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff / Art Haus Musik

$25.99
SKU:
4006680101262
Weight:
5.00 Ounces
Quantity:

Product Description

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin DVD 1998 Opera and Chorus of the European Union Opera / Conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Stage Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff / Art Haus Musik

UPC 4006680101262

MADE IN EU

REGION 2,5 PAL DVD (ALL REGIONS)

AUDIO: PCM Stereo

Subtitles: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNTIME: 152 minutes

 

English Summary:

Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff

Eugene Onegin is certainly one of the most frequently staged Russian operas in recent years. This European Union Opera production was recorded at the Baden-Baden Festival Theater and is the result of the collaboration of artists from 29 cities in the European Union. The direction is by Nikolaus Lehnhoff, the direction is entrusted to Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, famous for his interpretations of Russian music.

Since the 1950s, when he made his debut at the age of 20 as conductor of the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky has been considered one of the most inspired interpreters of the Russian repertoire, a fact that is confirmed in his vast discography. 

 

From the Festspielhaus, Baden- Baden 1998
Opera and Chorus of the European Union Opera
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Director for stage: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Soloists: Ineke Vlogtman, Orla Boylan, Anna Burford, Katja Boos, Michael Konig

 

The important balance to be struck in any production of Eugene Oneginis between, on the one hand, the long lyrical monologues--Tatiana's letter scene, Lensky's aria, Gremin's praise of his wife--and the crucial confrontations between Tatiana and Onegin with the more public scenes in which these private emotions evolve into tragedy and disillusion. Rozhdestvensky finds this balance effortlessly--the chorus that dances its way through the small-town ball that ends in Lensky's challenge is as much a character in the tragedy as the principals. The principals are excellent, too. Orla Boylan is as good as the mature Tatiana as she is as the callow girl who first falls for Onegin, while Vladimir Gluschak's Onegin is as convincing as the object of her devotion as he is as the self-pitying egoist who wrecks his own life and those of Olga and Lensky. The orchestral sound is convincing but unexciting.

 

 

 

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Customers also viewed

Click the button below to add the Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin DVD 1998 Opera and Chorus of the European Union Opera / Conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Stage Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff / Art Haus Musik to your wish list.