When reducing the Met’s ties with Anna Netrebko, Peter Gelb made it fairly clear that the corporate wasn’t about to cancel all issues Russian. In that spirit Trove Thursday welcomes the return to the Met of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on March 25 with a baker’s dozen of a trio of vital moments —Tatyana’s Letter Scene, Lensky’s aria and the ultimate duet—by many notable artists performing in English, Italian, German and Russian.
The Letter Scenes with Sondra Radvanovsky and Teresa Stratas originated from concert events, however all the opposite bits come from full opera performances, together with Marina Shaguch’s sole Met look.
Some could also be accustomed to a 1977 Munich broadcast that includes Julia Varady and Wolfgang Brendel, however right now’s duet comes as a substitute from a later 1984 efficiency with the pair. The duet between Gabriela Benacková and Brazilian baritone Nelson Portella is drawn from what will be the earliest full reside efficiency with Benacková, who was 30 on the time.
Though Leontyne Value recorded the Letter Scene in Russian, she solely carried out the entire opera in English in 1964 with William Dooley who died in 2019 at 86.
Though some could be shocked to discover a pair of excepts in Italian, however the Met’s first Onegin in 1920 (additionally the opera’s US stage premiere) was in Italian and featured Claudia Muzio, Giuseppe de Luca and Giovanni Martinelli. The opera wouldn’t be carried out by the corporate in Russian till 1977.
The sound high quality varies significantly amongst these clips. Whereas many are broadcasts, there are additionally in-house pirates with iffy sonics, particularly the Italian clips.
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Sondra Radvanovsky; Gianandrea Noseda 2012 Russian
Marina Shaguch; Antonio Pappano 1997 Russian
Elisabeth Söderström; John Pritchard 1968 Russian
Teresa Stratas; Thomas Schippers 1968 Russian
Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Hans Vonk 1979 Russian
Siegfried Jerusalem; Gerd Albrecht 1981 German
Charles Castronovo; Alejo Perez 2017 Russian
Veriano Luchetti; Jerzy Semkov 1975 Italian
Gabriela Benacková/Nelson Portella; Naami Jarvi 1977 Russian
Julia Varady/Wolfgang Brendel; Gerd Albrecht 1984 German
Mara Zampieri/Renato Bruson; Nino Sanzogno 1975 Italian
Leontyne Value/William Dooley; Thomas Schippers 1964 English
Linda Esther Grey/Benjamin Luxon; Hans Vonk 1979 Russian
Every of those Eugene Onegin excerpts might be downloaded by clicking on the icon of a cloud with an arrow pointing downward on the audio participant above and the ensuing mp3 file will seem in your obtain listing.
A whole efficiency of Onegin from the Bolshoi’s go to to the Met in 1975 with Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Atlantov and Yuri Mazurok stays accessible right here.
As well as, almost 500 different podcast tracks are at all times accessible from Apple Podcasts without spending a dime, or through any RSS reader. The archive which lists all Trove Thursday choices in alphabetical order by composer have been up-to-dated just lately.