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The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series begins with 'Eugene Onegin' Oct. 5

September 19, 2013
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Keiecien star in The Met’s Live in HD presentation of “Eugene Onegin.” SOURCE SUBMITTED

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation will 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. It will premiere with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s "Eugene Onegin" at 12:55 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 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 is $22 for Met members, $25 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and older, $15 for students with ID, $15 for children 12 and under. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reserved seats). The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Approximate runtime is four hours.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.