Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin ***
Opéra de Paris, Bastille, 16th May 2017
The operatic merry-go-round is a strange beast. In April, Peter Mattei and Anna Netrebko were starring together in Deborah Warner’s production of Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera, the final matinee beamed into cinemas across the globe. Less than a month later and here they are in Paris, reunited in the same roles but in Willy Decker’s staging. It’s no surprise this pair should be in such demand for, in many respects, they prove ideal casting and I’m not sure I’ve heard either role better sung… and that’s a lot of Onegins!
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