The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s lyrical opera, EUGENE ONEGIN on Saturday, April 22, 12:55 pm at Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most celebrated roles as Tatiana, the naive heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera. She portrays the young girl who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments. Adapted from Alexander Pushkin’s timeless novel of the same name, this stirring production depicts a bored aristocrat caught between convention and tedium who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Debra Wagner’s staging brings this productions to life. Set in the late 19th century, the timeless rituals of Russian society and the glittering aristocracy of St. Petersburg are depicted. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, Onegin’s friend-turned-rival. The renowned Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts. There will be two intermissions. [2017, Sung in Russian with subtitles, Runtime: 3 hours 38 minutes]
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and Seniors (65+); $15 for Students (with ID), and children (12 and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online reservations may be made with MasterCard or VISA until noon on Friday, April 21. Admission will be offered at the door with cash payment only.
Doors open at 12:25 PM. NOTE: There will be no food service prior to the opera.