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Tonight at long last brings us to our first Met livechat of the season, cher public, in connection with tonight’s livestream of Eugene Onegin, with the preshow starting at 6:00 and the opera proper a half hour later.

  • Todd

    Out of curiosity and total ignorance: what’s the relationship (if any) between Tcherniakov and the Putin regime?

    • Chernyakov was one of 100+ artists (mostly drawn from the literary, theater, and film world) who, in June 2012, signed a letter criticizing the government for prosecuting Pussy Riot.

      http://top.rbc.ru/society/27/06/2012/657020.shtml

      No, you won’t find Anna’s name there, nor Valery’s, nor Temirkanov’s, nor -- so far as I can tell -- any other member of the Putin 500.