Tag Archives: Piotr Beczała

Netrebko’s Tatyana the main draw in new Met Opera Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Metropolitan Opera/Valery Gergiev (DG) Anna Netrebko’s Tatyana has been a long time coming. Ever since I first saw her, with her elfin, Audrey Hepburn looks, perched on a balcony as Natasha in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, she … Continue reading

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Fish out of water: gorgeous Rusalka doesn’t probe the murky depths

Dvořák: Rusalka *** Metropolitan Opera, 8th February 2014 I’ve an inkling this production of Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera is the sort we’re supposed to shake our heads and sneer at. Sumptuously costumed and featuring handsome, realistic sets, Otto … Continue reading

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Netrebko’s Tatyana is worth the wait!

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin **** Metropolitan Opera, 5th October 2013 I’ve waited thirteen impatient years for this. Covent Garden, July 2000: the Mariinsky Opera (or the Kirov Opera as it was then titled) rolled into town for a Russian season of … Continue reading

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