Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Production: Deborah Warner | Set Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky | Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman
Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway | Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Peter Mattei (replacing Dmitri Hvorostovsky) (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin)
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Peter Mattei (replacing Dmitri Hvorostovsky) stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness. In June 2015, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and began treatment. However, balance issues resulting from the illness have made the performance of staged opera difficult, though he plans to continue performing in concerts, recitals, and the recording studio.
ABOUT PETER MATTEI
Peter Mattei made his Met role debut as Onegin in 2013. He has sung 118 Met performances of nine roles, including Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which he reprises at the Met this season; the title character in Don Giovanni; Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro; Amfortas in Wagner’s Parsifal; Yeletsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades; and, last season, Wolfram in Wagner’s Tannhäuser. This season, he will also sing Onegin at Paris Opera, Count Almaviva at the Vienna State Opera, and Rodrigo in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Zurich Opera.
Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage.
Lunch provided by Relish Catering
Roast Beef on ciabatta with walnut romesco and garlic aioli
Shrimp Salad with tarragon mayo and butter lettuce
Grilled Veggies with herbed goat cheese on focaccia squares
Met Lunch Tickets: $17 (full sandwich with meal), $12 (1/2 sandwich with meal)