Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber who just led successfully several productions at the Semperoper Dresden makes his UK debut at the Glyndebourne Festival on 18 May 2014 with the musical direction of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at the rostrum of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The opera is a revival of Graham Vick’s production from 1994.
Omer Meir Wellber comments: “I am very excited making my debut at the Glyndebourne festival and I am especially happy to conduct ‘Eugene Onegin’ – an opera that is very dear to me. The message of this opera is very modern. Everything that happens unfolds in front of other people, so that none of the characters ever has a moment of intimacy. People are not quite free to say what they really mean as the judgement of society is determinant. When you start to read the opera in those terms, you begin to see its musical characteristics in a different light. I love Graham Vick’s production – one of the first opera DVDs that I saw – and I look forward to becoming part of it and working closely with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the singers and everyone else involved.”
Omer Meir Wellber has recorded “Eugene Onegin” on DVD at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia in a production by Mariusz Trelinski, released in March 2013 by Cmajor. Please click here for further information on the DVD.
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
18, 22, 25, 28, 31 May
3, 6, 13, 17, 20, 24, 29 June
5, 8, 11 July
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Omer Meir Wellber
Andrei Bondarenko – Eugene Onegin, Diana Montague – Madame Larina, Ekaterina Scherbachenko – Tatyana, Ekaterina Sergeeva – Olga, Irina Tchistjakova – Filipyevna, Edgaras Montvidas – Lensky, François Piolino – Monsieur Triquet, Taras Shtonda – Prince Gremin, Scott Conner – Zaretsky
Director: Graham Vick