November 9, 2012
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Riga Opera Festival
Latvian National Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Martins Ozolins, conductor
CAST: Janis Apeinis (Onegin); Gelena Gaskarova (Tatyana); Irina Shishkova (Olga); Dmytro Popov (Lensky); Sergey Kovnir (Prince Gremin); Kristine Zadovska (Larina); Ilona Bagele (Filippyevna); Dainis Skutelis (Triquet); Karlis Sarzants (Zaretsky)
A brooding masterpiece, Tchaikovsky's dark drama deals with a caddish aristrocat whose indifference towrds others turns full circle, and comes to destroy him. It comes to us in a highly-accomplished production from the 2012 Riga Opera Festival, and Latvian National Opera.