Vera Danchenko-Stern, Founder and Artistic Director
Tchaikovsky Meets Pushkin a Grand Success
The packed house at La Maison Française gave a standing ovation to the performers at the Russian Chamber Art Society’s Oct. 20 gala season-opening concert, featuring highlights from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — sung in Russian and interspersed with readings from a translation of Pushkin's original novel-in-verse.
“Nothing quite matches the job that the Russian Chamber Art Society pulled off last Thursday evening in a concert presentation of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for sheer genuineness of purpose and immediacy of performance impact for the audience,” wrote David Rohde in DCMetroTheaterArts.
Praise for the singers…
As Tatyana: “Lyric soprano Yana Eminova was up to the challenge. Ms. Eminova has a luminous voice.”
As Olga: “[Magdalena Wor] expanded her familiar rich and chocolately mezzo tone to some very effective leaps to higher ranges.”
As Lensky: “Timur Bekbosunov... practically defines the word ‘eclectic’ in his interests in opera, pop and experimental music.”
As Onegin: “[Timothy] Mix’s baritone combines a fundamentally round tone with a pleasing and charterful slight grain that lends an unusual impression of full credibility.”
Praise for the narrator…
“[Rick] Foucheux rode perfectly along with the joys, uncertainties and sorrows of the characters’ movements from youth to maturity.”
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Conversation with P.I.Tchaikovsky at Castleton Festival, March 22,2014