Streaming and discussion begin at 7:30 PM.
Netrebko sent her voluptuous soprano surging like thick cream through Tatiana’s lush melodies. Even more impressive, she damped down her electric stage presence to portray the mousy, pathologically shy heroine. In a simple ecru dress and girlish braid, she even looked plain.
Matching her vocally was Piotr Beczala as the young poet Lensky, his silvery tenor throbbing with emotion in his final aria before his mortal duel with Onegin.
As the antihero himself, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien looked every inch the elegant dandy and caressed the music with suave legato. The voice, though, sounded a size too small for the vast Met. — New York Post
Photo: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera