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Daniel Morrison
Fanfare, May 2014

…this performance has a good deal to recommend it. Conductor Robin Ticciati’s leadership is precise, articulate, and sensitive, with tempo choices that always seem appropriate. Stoyanova’s voice is smoothly produced from top to bottom, with beauty and firmness of tone and unstrained high notes. Beyond this technical proficiency she invests the role with passion and nuance. Maximova handles her much more limited role with a smooth, firm, well-focused sound and a strong chest voice. Breslik sings accurately and is persuasively passionate in his aria in the duel scene…As Prince Gremin, Peter Rose is vocally solid…Kathleen Wilkinson is excellent as the nurse Filipevna…The Covent Garden chorus and orchestra are excellent.

The stereo sound of the Blu-ray disc is smooth, spacious, and clear. The voices are well focused and free from excessive reverberation. The balance allows for a strong orchestral presence, with good instrumental detail, but one that never covers the voices. Picture quality is sharp and clear. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review

Ralph V Lucano
American Record Guide, March 2014

A good, thought-provoking Onegin on the whole, well worth seeing… © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Mike Ashman
Gramophone, December 2013

TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera House, 2013) (NTSC) OA1120D
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera House, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7132D

…the orchestra play outstandingly for Robin Ticciati…This is not the big, epic symphonic Onegin of Russian tradition but a most attentive use of Tchaikovsky’s subtle dynamics and orchestral colours that doesn’t lack an ounce of excitement in the stirring symphonic codas to the dances and big choruses. The performance is also sung with strength, accuracy and detail by Stoyanova, Keenlyside and their confrères and sounds most natural. Jonathan Haswell’s filming goes beyond a watchful record of production detail, matching in its cutting the pace and bounce of the stage direction. Hugely recommended… © Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

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