Act 2 of Onegin just finished and it’s easy to hear the marked improvement in Kweicien’s voice. There’s more action in this act, and he’s delivering the drama. Monsieur Triquet’s aria was appealing, but the comedic wobble got to be a little much at times. Piotr Beczala gave a beautifully sung and emotionally charged performance of Lenski’s Aria. The act was short, but action packed.
Not much to say besides that this act was really great to listen to. Below is a picture of the last scene’s set.
Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera