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A stunning new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin marked the Metropolitan Opera debut for the creative troika of director Robert Carsen, set and costume designer Michael Levine, and lighting designer Jean Kalman. While the sets garnered praise for their abstract beauty, they met with criticism for the acoustical quality they offered. The critics felt that much of the singing was absorbed by the towering white box set with walls of rear-projection surfaces from Gerriets International.

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