You only thought the “Brokeback” Eugene Onegin was the gayest possible take on the Tchaikovsky “lyric scenes.” Now, along comes La Cieca’s fave director Stefan Herheim‘s extravagant, transgressive, high-camp symbolist (and about a dozen other adjectives) approach to the work, “gay” in the very best sense of gay sensibility. Video after the jump!
For background on how these scenes fit into Herheim’s overall concept, the always insightful Intermezzo is a good place to start.
The letter scene:
Last moments of Lensky’s death, followed by the Polonaise:
And the whole thing may be watched below. (Note: “Verbinden met videoserver” means “Video loading,” so be patient.)