July 12, 2013

P. I. Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Robin Ticciati, conductor

CAST:  Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin); Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana); Pavol Breslik (Lensky); Peter Rose (Prince Gremin); Elena Maximova (Olga); Diana Montague (Larina); Kathleen Wilkinson (Flilppyenvna); Michel de Souza (Captain); Jihoon Kim (Zaretsky); Christophe Mortagne (Triquet)

A brooding masterpiece, Tchaikovsky's dark drama deals with a caddish aristocrat whose indifference towards others turns full circle, and comes back to destroy him.  It's the first of four productions this quarter from London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.