Distinguished by the outstanding singing of the principals
Conductor Alexander Orlov and Alexander Nelik-Pashaev
Cast Panteleimon Nortsov, Elena Kruglikova, Elizaveta Antonova, Ivan Kozlovsky, Maxim Mikhailov, Vera Makarova, Liudmila Rudnitskaya, Sergi Ostroumov, Maxim Makhailov, Anatoli Mineev
Bolshoi Opera Orchestra
Recorded in 1937 2 CDs
This, the first commercial recording of Eugene Onegin,is distinguished by the outstanding singing of the principals, and the sensitive conducting of Melik-Pashaev and Orlov. Leading the cast, Nortsov is outstanding with his psychologically acute portrayal of Onegin, while one of the Soviet era's greatest tenors, Ivan Kozlovsky takes the role of Lensky.