Browning Cinema presents high-definition screening of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” live from Metropolitan Opera

Author: Shannon Chapla


The Metropolitan Operas live high-definition satellite broadcast of TchaikovskysEugene Oneginwill be presented at1:30 p.m.Saturday (Feb. 24) in the Browning Cinema of theMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame.

Admission is $18, and $15 for children under age 12.Tickets are available by calling 574-631-2800.

Only 150 movie theaters worldwide are screening the performance, which is part ofMetropolitan Opera: Live in HD,a groundbreaking series of operas being transmitted to theaters in North America, Europe andJapan.

American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for this performance, which features a sweeping dramatic arc of youthful longing, rejection, regret and a desperate plea that comes too late, perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovskys music.

Aleksandr Pushkins poem, one of the classics of Russian literature, presented a vast overview of old Russian society around 1820, which Tchaikovskys original score neatly divides into each of its three acts, featuring the timeless rituals of country life, rural gentry with its troubles and pleasures, and imperial aristocracy of St.Petersburg.

This is a wonderful moment for opera,said Jon Vickers, director of cinema at theDeBartoloCenter.Fusing live spectacle and cinema through digital technology, bringing the grandness of live performance direct from the Metropolitan to our community, and making this art form more accessible are proud accomplishments towardour mission to entertain and inform.You dont have to dream of experiencing the Met.Now its right here in our back yard.

RossinisThe Barber of Seville,starring Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato and Peter Mattei, also will be presented as part of the series March 24 at the Browning Cinema.

* Contact: * _Jon Vickers, director of cinema,DeBartoloCenter, 574-631-2725,

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