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    Being fairly new to Russian opera I don't have a top ten. All I have is this:

    1) Boris Godunov 1869 (Mussorgsky orch.)
    2) Boris Godunov 1872 (Mussorgsky orch.)
    3) Khovanschina (not Rimskys orch.)
    4) Tchaikovsky's Iolanta

    I like them all and in that order.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Mar-20-2017 at 05:03.
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    I'm not that familiar with Russian opera but I'm going to attend Eugene Onegin in a few weeks (Met broadcast). Can anyone give me a primer? What should I listen for? Any reference material (I don't mean the novel, lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy Rodgers K View Post
    I'm not that familiar with Russian opera but I'm going to attend Eugene Onegin in a few weeks (Met broadcast). Can anyone give me a primer? What should I listen for? Any reference material (I don't mean the novel, lol).
    Girl falls in love with older man; older man rejects her; she marries; older man falls in love with girl; she rejects him. With balls and a duel.

    The most famous aria is Tatiana's Letter Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYrDKYspv3o

    Here's Weigl's film, with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHct...zj_VwnDdOAAGD1

    Here's the opera in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fpg..._RNFuN9TgVtNZt

    Two beginner's guides:
    http://www.theopera101.com/operas/onegin/
    http://www.classicfm.com/composers/t...plot-synopsis/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonTemplar View Post
    Girl falls in love with older man; older man rejects her; she marries; older man falls in love with girl; she rejects him. With balls and a duel.

    The most famous aria is Tatiana's Letter Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYrDKYspv3o

    Here's Weigl's film, with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHct...zj_VwnDdOAAGD1

    Here's the opera in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fpg..._RNFuN9TgVtNZt

    Two beginner's guides:
    http://www.theopera101.com/operas/onegin/
    http://www.classicfm.com/composers/t...plot-synopsis/
    Thank you! This is just what I was hoping for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy Rodgers K View Post
    Thank you! This is just what I was hoping for.
    My pleasure! Hope you enjoy the Met broadcast.

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    Eugene Onegin X 10

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