Renée Fleming | Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

23 January 2008

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

There have been some fantastic reviews of Renée Fleming’s performance in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Here are just a sample of them below: 

"Has just about everything going for it: an all-star cast in peak form, a great orchestra led by today's leading Russian conductor, and a striking stage production whose minimalist, often stark, sets manage to superbly suit this most Romantic of operas... Renée Fleming's Tatiana is a triumph, her gorgeous soprano voice, intense acting and precise characterization make the complex young woman come Onegin that's the DVD version to get."
-- Dan Davis,


"The singing is marvelous. Fleming, in her first Tatiana at the Met, conveys the girl's impetuousness, tenderness, and brusqueness toward her nanny, her heartbreak at Onegin's rejection, and her resolve when she rejects him. Dmitri Hvorostovsky is an ideal Onegin, with just enough warmth under his surliness to make his conversion plausible. Ramon Vargas is a sweet-voiced Lensky. Conductor Valery Gergiev is exciting and impulsive, hot-wiring the polished Met orchestra." 
-- David Perkins, Boston Globe

"The great event of last year's inaugural season. With a cast headed by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Renée Fleming and conducted by Valery Gergiev, it's possible the performance couldn't have missed…Fleming sings to the heavens, with a soprano of creamy expressivity…In the pit, Gergiev shapes an account abounding in flexibility, nuance and penetrating theatricality. He has the musicians of the Met Orchestra playing with utmost depth of sound and attention to shading. Grade: A" 
-- Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer 

You can also see exclusive footage and information about the DVD, which is released on 4th February, by viewing the e-card for the release here.