‘Eugene Onegin’ at Guild Hall
The Met Live in HD will present Tchaikovsky’s 1881 opera “Eugene Onegin” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Adapted from Pushkin’s verse novel, the opera is a meditation on love, betrayal, art, and the pitfalls of society.
The title character, played by Peter Mattei, is a dandy who visits the estate of Madame Larina, where one of her daughters, Tatiana (Anna Netrebko), falls in love with him. However, he rebuffs her. Over the course of the story, Onegin flirts at a party with the wife of his friend Lenski (Alexey Dolgov), who challenges him to a duel, which Onegin wins.
After several years of travel, Onegin returns to St. Petersburg, where at a ball he falls in love with Tatiana. As these things usually go in opera, she admits she still loves him but will not leave her husband, thereby precluding a happy ending.
Tickets are $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.