HADRIAN Synopsis and Librettist's NotesBy Daniel MacIvorPosted in 18/19
Thomas Hampson (Hadrian) and Isaiah Bell (Antinous) rehearsing a scene from Hadrian.
Spoiler Alert: This synopsis reveals key plot elements.
The last night of Hadrian’s life. In Tibur, outside Rome.
Hadrian is gravely ill and grieving the death of his lover Antinous. After a year of preparations, Antinous’ body is to be entombed. Hadrian’s entourage feels Hadrian will die tonight, from either sickness or sadness.[READ MORE]
Director's Notes: EUGENE ONEGIN's Robert CarsenBy COC StaffPosted in 18/19
Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin, based on Pushkin’s verse novel of the same title, has come to represent Russian character and emotion at its most intense. When Michael Levine and I developed on our production for the Metropolitan Opera, we sought to find a poetic response to this most intensely subjective and emotive of operas.[READ MORE]
Opera in 10 Podcast: EUGENE ONEGINBy Stéphane MayerPosted in 18/19
Ensemble Studio pianist & coach Stéphane Mayer gives you the rundown on what to listen for in Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, Eugene Onegin, including moving moments, impossibly catchy hooks, and all the great dance numbers.[READ MORE]
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