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Your Reaction: Eugene Onegin
A selection of your comments about the opening night of Kasper Holten's Royal Opera production.
Royal Opera House· Tue, Feb 05 2013 04:11:41
We asked a few of the audience what they thought...
Kristina and Andrea, Eugene Onegin opening night © ROH 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Kristina and Andrea:
"It's such a dramatic and sensual opera and we really loved the doubles concept. It's not an opera we'd seen before but enjoyed it a lot. Elena Maximova as Olga was a particular highlight."
Mike and David, Eugene Onegin opening night © ROH 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Mike and David:
"Simon Keenlyside as Onegin was a highlight but we also enjoyed the performances of Pavol Breslik as Lensky and Elena Maximova as Olga . We saw the previous production of the opera at Covent Garden and this gives something different though we're not convinced about the austerity staging"
Claire and Susannah, Eugene Onegin opening night © ROH 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Claire and Susannah:
"The production is fabulous. We particularly love the design and the projected backdrops are great. It's the first time that we've seen the opera we can see why it's a classic - a very attractive new production!"
David and Gareth, Eugene Onegin opening night © ROH 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
David and Gareth:
"The production is beautifully performed but we're not sure about the doubles concept. Simon Keenlyside really gives a new take on the character of Onegin and his was a real in your face performance. He really throws himself into his part, as does Robin Ticciati whose conducting is a little on the loud side - we could hear him from our seat!"
A selection of your tweets...
Looks like reaction to #ROHEugeneOnegin is nice & mixed. I love the fact that a show can produce so many opinions.Operatraveller
Thoroughly enjoyed #ROHEugeneOnegin. Production took getting used to but generally effective. Great cast and orchestra!Charlotte Yuen
#ROHEugeneOnegin appealed to me more on a cerebral level than an emotional one.Think I’ll get more from it when I see it “up close” on 20th.Ruth Elleson
The Royal Opera in Eugene Onegin © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Tonight's #ROHEugeneOnegin was a great but challenging production sung by fantastic cast. Apparently not to everyone's taste, but I loved itTom Oxenham
Walking away from @RoyalOperaHouse bewildered by the new #ROHEugeneOneginEntartete Musik
@RuthElleson @nahokomusic My first, but I enjoyed it - booing was harsh. Good to see the zombie nuns being recycled ;-) #ROHEugeneOneginOlivia O'Sullivan
Simon Keenlyside as Eugene Onegin and Krassimira Stoyanova as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
The production by @kasperholten is full of ideas drawn from the text and fully at the service of emotion. For me the best #ROHEugeneOneginDavid Cloke
Holten's #ROHEugeneOnegin has flashes of his genius - but in blocking, detail and synergy with Ticciati. Not in the over-cooked concept.Andrew Mellor
Enjoyed most of Eugene Onegin at ROH tonight, but a bit mystified by some of the directing. Young Tatiana was there why?Amy Gray
I liked many of the ideas + the movement in the production, but a bit cluttered overall. My takeaway thought: twigs=turmoil #rohEugeneOneginKatrina Ramsey
Thom Rackett as Young Eugene Onegin and Vigdis Hentze Olsen as Young Tatyana in Eugene Onegin © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
A selection of comments about the cast...
Easily the best performance I've heard from Keenlyside who I think often gets miscast #ROHEugeneOneginEd Beveridge
Musically it was beautiful performance tonight. Fantastic singers and orchestra. #ROHEugeneOneginAnton Lukovkin
The orchestra under Robin Ticciati was excellent and much of the singing was very good too #ROHOneginThomas Corrie
Bravo Pavol Breslik, a truly tragic Lensky, another terrific night out at the opera #ROHEugeneOneginAndy Bass
Watch a rehearsal of the production, filmed as part of Royal Opera LIVE...
Eugene Onegin in rehearsal - Royal Opera LIVEroyaloperahouse