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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

Kasper Holten's inaugural production for The Royal Opera gives eloquent voice to the sense of loss and regret at the heart of Tchaikovsky's lyrical Eugene Onegin, based on Pushkin's great verse novel. Holten makes imaginative use of doubles to suggest the paths taken, or not taken, by the two lead characters, Simon Keenlyside and Krassimira Stoyanova bring conviction and energy to the roles of the impulsive Onegin and the romantic Tatyana. When this production was staged at the Royal Opera House in 2012, The Independent described conductor Robin Ticciati as ‘inspired’ in his rendition of this exquisite score and also praised the ‘heartrendering tenor’ of Pavol Breslik as Lensky.

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Music:Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Tatyana: Krassimira Stoyanova 
Eugene Onegin: Simon Keenlyside 
Olga: Elena Maximova 
Lensky: Pavol Breslik 
Prince Gremin: Peter Rose
Madame Larina: Diana Montague  

The Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: Renato Balsadonna
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Director: Kasper Holten
Set Design: Mia Stensgaard
Choreography: Signe Fabricius 

Plus: Cast Gallery / Directors Commentary

Picture: 16:9
Running Time: 154 mins
Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ DTS Master Audio
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/IT/JA/KO
Region code: NTSC 0
Recorded: 2012
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