Dmitri Hvorostovsky Takes on the Title Role in ROH's 'Eugene Onegin'

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Flickr)
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings one of his trademark roles, as the conceited Eugene Onegin, in a production of Tchaikovsky's great opera from the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London. 

Based on a Pushkin novel, Onegin walks through life indifferent to those around him. His ennui eventually comes back to haunt him, as he is spurned by the woman he once rejected. He is joined in this production by Nicole Car as Tatyana, who pines for Onegin; the rising tenor, Michale Fabiano as Lensky, Onegin's unfortunate friend who becomes an unintended rival; and the great bass Ferruccio Furlanetto. Semyon Bychkov conducts the Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and Lisa Simeone hosts the broadcast. 

World of Opera airs Thursdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 1 pm on the Operavore stream.

Cast:

Tatyana: Nicole Car (soprano)
Onegin: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Lensky: Michael Fabiano (tenor)
Olga: Oksana Volkova (mezzo-soprano)
Larina: Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano)
Gremin: Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)
Filipyenva: Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Triquet: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) 

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

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