Met Opera season opens with ‘Eugene Onegin’
Rockland — The 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will have a grand opening Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. with Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” An encore is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts. “Eugene Onegin” is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera.
Tickets are on sale for $27 adults, $15 students; encore tickets will be available day-of-show for $23/ $5. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.