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Review: SF Opera’s sparse ‘Eugene Onegin’ lacks elegance, passion deserving of classic

From the first curtain, it looked as if Tchaikovky’s lush opera drama “Eugene Onegin,” now playing at San Francisco Opera, was going to be a complete sleeper. Voices were muted, orchestral balances were shaky, and Robert Carsen’s much-acclaimed production lacked even a whiff of Russian imperial elegance.   Every Russian knows the “Onegin” story, based on […]