Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production. Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei share the title role with Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Alexey Dolgov as Lenski. Robin Ticciati conducts.
Pushkin presents a vast overview of old Russian society around 1820, which Tchaikovsky’s original score neatly divides into each of its three acts: from the timeless rituals of country life to the rural gentry with its troubles and pleasures and, finally, the glittering imperial aristocracy of St. Petersburg.
Program airs Saturday, April 22 at 10 am.