Costumes: Maria Danilova
Lighting design: Gleb Filshtinsky
Three romantic heroes each with a solitary destiny: Tatiana, a Romanesque young woman seeking absolution, Onegin, a distant dandy hiding emptiness under affected haughtiness, and Lenski, abandoned by his literary idol. Between these three, barren affections presage the inexorable social ruin. All the resources of the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow are brought to bear to ensure this opera performance is exceptional evening of theatre and song: a vocal line-up of the highest order with notably the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien and the Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Alexander Vedernikov. With a stage setting as sombre as it is effective - a great dining table appears in the middle of a salon - the director Dmitri Tcherniakov separates two different worlds and lends the drama a clarity rarely reached. The exceptional quality of this production, and the great success encountered by its first edition on DVD, inevitably led to the remastering in high-definition of this program to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original release. It is now and for the first time also available on DVD Video.
Recorded in HD at the Palais Garnier, Paris, in 2009
TV direction: Chloé Perlemuter
Running time: 176 min.
Film: 150 min.
Bonus: Onegin at the Palais Garnier (26 min)
Libretto: FR / ANG / ALL
Original language: RUSSIAN
Subtitles: FR / ENG / GER / ITA / SPA / JP / KOR
Video: Colour, 16/9, NTSC
Audio: PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Mariusz Kwiecień (Eugene Onegin), Tatiana Monogarova (Tatiana), Makvala Kasrashvili (Madame Larina), Margarita Mamsirova (Olga), Emma Sarkisyan (La nourrice), Andrey Dunaev (Lenski), Anatolij Kotscherga (Prince Gremin) & Valery Gilmanov (Zaretski)
Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre, Alexander Vedernikov (conductor), Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage direction)