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Subject: Eugene Onegin HD
From: Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:55:37 -0400
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Ahhh!  What a satisfying afternoon with the absolutely stunning music of 
Tchaikovsky as rendered by the incomparable Netrebko at her best, 
coupled with a very fine Mattei and a shockingly touching performance 
from  new-to-me tenor Dolgov as Lenski, whose depth of acting was so 
sincere he actually had me blubbering like a baby.
His "kuda kuda" was heart-rending.  The duel scene was so tragic with the 
two of them being thrown in a place they really didn't want to be but didn't 
know how to get out of it. 
They only nitpick (definitely a small thing but annoying because it was such 
an easy thing to fix) was that her husband Gremin looked as young as 
Onegin. Shouldn't the man have at least had a few gray hairs instead of 
sleek black?  Didn't make sense.
A fulfilling day with special kudos to the new and expressive conductor 
Robin Ticciati, whose passion and enthusiasm was a pleasure to behold. 
(His demeanor and looks are very reminiscent of Gustavo Dudamel)

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