Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Evoking Russia

The Guthrie Theater’s current production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”, by and large disappointing, at least has a Russian look.

The Metropolitan Opera’s current production of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, also disappointing, evokes Russia not at all. The production has a peculiarly British look, entirely inapt for Alexander Pushkin’s tale.

The Met “Eugene Onegin” is so British through and through, it might as well be set in Chipping Cleghorn.

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