Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

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Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien as the title character of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin."

On Saturday at 1pm on WQXR the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin based on the novel by Aleksander Pushkin.

Deborah Warner directed this new production of Onegin, which served as the Met's season opener-- a much discussed affair. This broadcast of Eugene Onegin features Anna Netrebko as a longing Tatiana; Oksana Volkova as Tatiana's engaged older sister; Piotr Beczala as Olga’s fiancé Lenski; and Mariusz Kwiecien as a flirtatious, but aloof Eugene Onegin. 

Cast:
Tatiana: Anna Netrebko
Olga: Oksana Volkova
Madame Larina: Elena Zaremba
Filippyevna: Larissa Diadkova
Lenski: Piotr Beczala
Eugene Onegin: Mariusz Kwiecien
A captain: David Crawford
Triquet: John Graham-Hall
Zaretski: Richard Bernstein
Prince Gremin: Alexei Tanovitsk