The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD. The Metropolitan Opera’s series of live simulcast transmissions will feature 10 performances throughout the 2013-14 season. This exciting series will premiere with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, on Saturday, October 5 at 12:55 pm. at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
Deborah Warner’s production of Eugene Onegin will be directed by frequent collaborator Fiona Shaw and conducted by Russian maestro Valery Gergiev. Anna Netrebko stars as the love-struck Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien as the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Piotr Beczala reprises his acclaimed performance as Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski. This romantic tragedy, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. 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.”
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts are $22 for a Met member, $25 for adult, $22 for Senior (65+), $15 for Student (with ID), $15 for a child (12 and under). Seating is on a first come, first-serve basis (no reserved seats). The doors will open at 12:30 pm. Approximate runtime 4 hours.