Great Performances at the Met "Eugene Onegin"

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecień

Credit: Met Opera

Acclaimed English director Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera is directed by her longtime collaborator Fiona Shaw and conducted by Valery Gergiev. Eugene Onegin, a Great Performances at  the Met production, airs Friday, January 17, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Anna Netrebko reprises her company role debut as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Pushkin’s classic novel. Mariusz Kwiecien portrays the self-confident title character, in a much-admired interpretation he has sung in many of the world’s leading opera houses, and Piotr Beczala reprises his acclaimed performance as Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski.