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First Nighter: Met's Second Cast Eugene Onegin Has Chekhovian Flair

David Finkle | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The new cast of Eugene Onegin, the season opener at the Met, has weighed in. Turns out -- hooray! -- they're a troupe of heavyweights, especially as conducted by debuting Alexander Vedernikov, who appears to have Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky deeply embedded in his DNA.

'Faust' For The Atomic Age

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Devil certainly gets his due in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Gounod's Faust, which returned for the first time this season Thursday nigh...

The Understudy Steps In For 'La Traviata.' How'd She Do?

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Last season Willy Decker's radical restaging of Verdi's "La Traviata" took the Metropolitan Opera by storm, with soprano Marina Popla...