Eugene Onegin – The Met: Live in HD
April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Eugene Onegin – The Met: Live in HD

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts


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Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Tchaikovsky’s many moods—tender, grand, melancholy—are all given free rein in Eugene Onegin. The opera is based on Pushkin’s iconic verse novel, which re-imagines the Byronic romantic anti-hero as the definitive bored Russian aristocrat caught between convention and ennui; Tchaikovsky, similarly, took Western European operatic forms and transformed them into an authentic and undeniably Russian work. At the core of the opera is the young girl Tatiana, who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments.

This opera is being broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera!

Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8

A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event.

Learn before you go! Attend a free talk at these locations to join fellow opera lovers or learn more about this opera:
April 18, 4 p.m. at Dirigo Pines
April 19, 4 p.m. at Brewer Public Library
April 20, 5:30 p.m. at Orono Public Library

 

More about The Met – Live in HD 

This series allows you to get the best seat in the house! Join us for this Emmy and Peabody award-winning series, featuring the most talented artists from across the globe. The series is seen in more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries, and 19 million tickets have been sold around the world. The series of live opera performances is transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to select venues in the United States and other parts of the world.

The simulcasts allow more people to experience the excitement of the Met’s high-quality performance offerings. This audience includes current opera fans unable to get to New York City to see the shows in person and potential opera fans looking for an easy, affordable method of checking out a new art form.

Tom Galley, chief operations and technology officer of National CineMedia describes the experience by saying:

This Metropolitan Opera series is a unique opportunity for people to experience world-class opera in their local community, plus the movie theatre environment and affordable ticket price make these events something that the entire family can enjoy. If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending a live opera performance before, this is the perfect opportunity to see why this magical art form has captured audiences’ imaginations for generations.