Cher Public

Broadcast: Eugene Onegin

The cher public (pictured) will surely all gather this evening to discuss the broadcast of the Met’s season premiere of Eugene Onegin.

  • Donald Grove

    I am surprised and disappointed to see Urmana listed as the Amneris for the broadcast next Thursday. Enough already.

    • ines

      Me , actually , I am not at all disappointed , but rather curious..

  • Kaziranga

    My live from the Met widget disappeared. Anyone have the url for it?

  • Liz.S

    Ticciati’s already giving me goosebumps. Elcome back, Robin!

  • rapt

    Nothing for me either. Is anybody receiving the broadcast?

    • rapt

      It just showed up!

      • Kaziranga

        It’s been going in and out for me. About 10 minutes in and the widget quits streaming.

  • Brackweaver

    I get it direct from Met Opera Radio, then open a second window.

  • Liz.S

    It’s just amazing to witness the way Robin’s drawing the musical poetry out of the score to the full extent and so delicately! It almost hurts. Tempo control including the slow-downs to maximize the beauty of Netrebko is all so natural, too — music is constantly flowing from the get go. What a guy…

  • Carmen G. is being a very interesting and charming intermission guest.

  • Brackweaver

    Conductor sure likes to keep the choruses brisk.

  • I always thought it was impossible to sing “Kuda kuda” badly. Until tonight …

    • Liz.S

      Yeah -- we can tell he put everything he’ got (and that’s respectful), but he doesnt sound very attractive to me too

      • chicagoing

        Charles Castronovo caused enough of a sensation here singing that aria in LOC’s Eugene Onegin production that I had to imagine that Mariusz Kwiecien, as the title character, might not have minded so much shooting him dead shortly thereafter. I was wondering why I do not read more about that American tenor but a check of his schedule reveals Mr. Castronovo appears almost exclusively overseas with just a Tamino upcoming at end of year at the Met.

        • Liz.S

          Lensky that is so good… Onegin hesitates to kill -- that sounds so wonderful :-)
          Castronovo comes around now and then (last time was with his wife Siurina in Don G a couple of years ago?) You’re right he’s not a frequent fave yet at the Met. His LA appearances are more frequent, no?

  • Whoa Mariusz lost his voice there …

  • ER

    I was in the house (was anyone else?) and while I enjoyed the evening, it was far from a memorable night. The production is inoffensive but blah, and the opera itself doesn’t really hold together well as theater. I also think Netrebko has outgrown this role.
    The voice and personality are so big now that it’s hard to see her as a naive young girl.

    • Bill

      ER -- the problem with the Met this season has been that
      there have not been many (if any) truly memorable nights --
      the finest so far I think being the Tristan which was hampered by uninteresting sets and some routine singing
      in roles other than the principal roles. .

      • ER

        the Idomeneo came close though.

      • rapt

        I can only speak from broadcasts--a few HD, the rest radio only--but I thought Tell, Werther, R & J, Idomeneo, and esp. Traviata were knockouts

    • Also, I didn’t think she was in her best voice last night. The Lenski struck me as competent but ordinary; I didn’t get a bloom from the voice.