A brooding masterpiece, Tchaikovsky's dark drama Eugene Onegin deals with a caddish aristocrat whose indifference towards others turns full circle and comes back to destroy him.
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Eugene Onegin from one of Italy's many fine regional opera houses, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, in a production featuring a top-notch international cast. Polish baritone Artur Rucinsky sings the title role, with South African soprano Amanda Echalaz as Tatyana.
Tatyana: Amanda Echalaz (soprano)
Onegin: Arthur Rucinsky (baritone)
Lensky: Sergey Skorokhodov (tenor)
Olga: Lena Belina (mezzo-soprano)
Larina: Elena Traversi (mezzo-soprano)
Gremin: Alexei Tanovitski (bass)
Filipyenva: Cristina Melis (mezzo-soprano)
Triquet: Thomas Morris (tenor)
Teatro Comunale Orchestra and Chorus
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor