LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will begin the winter Metropolitan Live in HD Series with Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA members, and $12 for students 18 and under. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
About Eugene Onegin
The Live in HD season begins Saturday with acclaimed English director Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Anna Netrebko opens her third consecutive Met season in her company role debut as Tatiana, the naive heroine from 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 Beczalareprises his acclaimed performance as Onegin's friend-turned-rival, Lenski. Reviewing Warner's production, the Sunday Telegraph praised its "mixture of haunting visual and emotional impact: cutting straight to the heart of the work, [Warner] shows how Onegin is simultaneously about two colliding Russian societies-rustic provincialism and cosmopolitan decadence-and three wasted lives."