Igor Golovatenko & Ailyn Pérez Lead Metropolitan Opera’s Revival of ‘Eugene Onegin’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera)

Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” returns to the Metropolitan Opera for six performances.

The opera, which will be performed between March 25 and April 14, will be performed in Deborah Warner’s production with Russian baritone Igor Golovatenko, who returns to the company following his successful 2019 Met debut in Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades,” this time in the title role. When the baritone made his debut, OperaWire said that he “delivered a really strong performance.”

He will be joined by soprano Ailyn Pérez who makes her anticipated role debut as Tatiana, tenor Piotr Beczała as Lenski, mezzo-soprano Varduhi Abrahamyan as Olga, and bass Ain Anger as Prince Gremin.

Conductor James Gaffigan returns to the podium.

The March 25, April 2, and April 14, 2022 performances of “Eugene Onegin” will be broadcast live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355 and the April 2, 2022, performance will also be broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.