“Brillez, brillez toujours, belle Tatyana!”

Setting for the duel of Onegin and Lensky. © Charles Thibo
Setting for the duel of Onegin and Lensky. © Charles Thibo

I remember the time without Youtube, iTunes, live streaming and the Met having operas beamed into movie theaters. Something like two decades ago. The only way to see and hear an opera was actually to buy a ticket and attend an opera performance. That’s what I did. I walked up to the counter of the Leipzig opera house and bought a ticket for Tchaikovsky’s “Evgenij Onegin”. Some 20 years ago.

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