Onegin and his demons

An interview with Peter Mattei

By Marion Mirande 09 June 2017

© Guergana Damianova / OnP

The Swedish baritone Peter Mattei counts among the great singers of our times. Anyone who saw the Michael Haneke production of Don Giovanni will remember the fascinating and no less terrifying predator he portrayed in the title role of the Mozart opera at Bastille in 2006. Now he returns to the same stage in the guise of Pushkin's dandy in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin—a part he has played in theatres around the world. We asked him to share his highly personal view of that role.    

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