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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Mattei, Samuil, Barenboim

Tchaikovsky / Mattel / Samuil / Vpo / Barenboim
Release Date: 08/12/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001148209  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ferruccio FurlanettoPeter MatteiAnna SamuilEkaterina Gubanova
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eugen Onegin · Eugene Onegin (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)

Peter Mattei · Anna Samuil · Ekaterina Gubanova Joseph Kaiser · Ferruccio Furlanetto
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker · Daniel Barenboim

Staged by Andrea Breth

2 DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 4434 |G|H 2|
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.0
Picture Format: 16:9
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A co-production of ORF/UNITEL Classica in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival

* Recorded at the 2007 Salzburg Festival, this production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin features an excellent, young cast and the Wiener
Read more Philharmoniker conducted by maestro Daniel Barenboim.
* Inspired by the cinematic nature of the opera, director Andrea Breth has created an intimate production that mines the depths of expression and charisma of her singer-actors and integrates silent secondary episodes and miniature dramas to heighten the intensity of the story.
* The title role – a tour de force for any baritone – is taken by Peter Mattei, “a gifted actor blessed with debonair self-confidence” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). He is joined by dazzling young Russian soprano Anna Samuil, a protégée of Daniel Barenboim who has been acclaimed as a vibrant new presence on the opera stage. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described her Tatyana as being “ready to start a revolution.”
* The performances receive superb support from Daniel Barenboim and the Wiener Philharmoniker who capture the beguilingly dark sonorities of Tchaikovsky’s score and bring out its sudden flashes of brilliance, particularly during the passionate climax of the final act.
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Works on This Recording

1. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Peter Mattei (Baritone), Anna Samuil (Soprano),
Ekaterina Gubanova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 2007 
Venue:  Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, Austria 

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