Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin from Riga Opera Festival

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Tchaikovsky’s 'Eugene Onegin' from Riga Opera Festival. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin from Riga Opera Festival. (Latvian National Opera)

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A brooding masterpiece, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's dark drama Eugene Onegin deals with a caddish aristocrat whose indifference towards others turns full circle, and comes back to destroy him.

This production comes to us in a highly-accomplished production from the 2012 Riga Opera Festival, and the Latvian National Opera. Baritone Janis Apeinis is Onegin, exciting young soprano Gelena Gaskarova is Tatyana and tenor Dimitro Popov sings the tragic role of Lensky, in a production led by conductor Martins Ozolins.

Cast:

Conductor: Martins Ozolins

Eugene Onegin: Janis Apeinis (baritone)

Tatyana: Gelena Gaskarova (soprano)

Lensky: Dmitro Popov (tenor)

Prince Gremin: Sergey Kovnir (bass)

Olga: Irina Shishkova (mezzo-soprano)

Larina: Kristine Zadovska (mezzo-soprano)

Filipyevna: Ilona Bagele (mezzo-soprano)

Triquet: Dainis Skutelis (tenor)

Zaretsky: Karlis Sarzants (bass)

Latvian National Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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