Eugene Onegin (De Nederlandse Opera)

Eugene Onegin (De Nederlandse Opera)

Director:  Cast: Bo Skovhus

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2012
UPC: 0809478010678
Original Release: 2012
Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:31:00

Special Features

30-minute documentary film; Cast gallery

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Disc #1 -- Eugene Onegin
1. Chapter 1 [2:10]
2. Chapter 2 [1:51]
3. Chapter 3 [2:08]
4. Chapter 4 [5:09]
5. Chapter 5 [4:35]
6. Chapter 6 [3:15]
7. Chapter 7 [2:59]
8. Chapter 8 [3:33]
9. Chapter 9 [5:34]
10. Chapter 10 [2:41]
11. Chapter 11 [7:50]
12. Chapter 12 [8:20]
13. Chapter 13 [4:32]
14. Chapter 14 [6:33]
15. Chapter 15 [2:44]
16. Chapter 16 [8:15]
17. Chapter 17 [7:57]
18. Chapter 18 [3:05]
19. Chapter 19 [2:39]
20. Chapter 20 [4:42]
21. Chapter 21 [4:52]
22. Chapter 22 [9:44]
23. Chapter 23 [5:59]
24. Chapter 24 [4:23]
25. Chapter 25 [5:35]
26. Chapter 26 [6:05]
27. Chapter 27 [4:02]
28. Chapter 28 [13:07]
29. Chapter 29 [6:57]

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Eugene Onegin (De Nederlandse Opera) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ted_Wilks More than 1 year ago
The story of Tchaikovsky's most popular opera, "Eugene Onegin," illustrates a popular contemporary idiom: timing is everything. Tatiana, the heroine, who is presumably in her late teens or early 20s, falls in love with an older man, the vain and egocentric Eugene Onegin, to whom she writes a passionate letter. He rejects her. Several years later, Onegin meets Tatiana again; she is now a grown woman with poise, grace, and charm. Bowled over, he declares his love for her; this time, she rejects him - she already has a rich and noble husband, whereas a relationship with him would bring only shame. When Onegin's pleas become more ardent, Tatiana rushes out and leaves him. This new video version by Opus Arte of "Eugene Onegin" was filmed in 2011 at the Netherlands Opera. It has many good things in its favor. The cast is excellent, the music is sensitively conducted by Mariss Jansons and beautifully played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the costumes are lavish, and the sets are splendid. However, what spoils this production for me is that the director introduces strange time-line effects. This is especially disturbing in Tatiana's letter scene, during which, as a young woman, she declares her love to Onegin. First we see Onegin in a second bed in her bedroom; then we see him sitting at Tatiana's writing desk, as if he were a scribe and Tatiana were dictating her thoughts to him. To me, this is simply bizarre, and it is surely not what Tchaikovsky intended. Furthermore, there is stiff competition from two other DVD versions - those conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and Valery Gergiev; the latter, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Renee Fleming, deservedly received rave reviews despite its stark decor, and would be my first choice. Ted Wilks