Tatiana, Onegin by Tchaikovsky

8th Jul 2016

Tatiana, Grange Park Production Of Tchaikovsky’s Evgene Onegin

‘…Domnich easily dominated the first act, her showpiece letter writing aria delivered with a voluptuous tone whilst cavorting onstage in throes of passion. Her subsequent transformation into the poised young women of act three is effective, and she manages to chastise Onegin whilst showing the audience her inner turmoil..’ 2012, Cadogan hall, London theatre reviews

‘..Domnich inhibited Tatiana completely. She has utter control of phrasing and unforced heft where it matters. Her final moments of intensity were magnificent utterances of desperation. The big houses should pay attention.’ Rosy Johnson, Opera now, October 2012

‘… In the famous letter scene in which Tatyana writes her declaration of undying love to the arrogant Onegin(James Oran-Campbell) the subtlety of Ilona Domnich’s acting really came to fore. Rather than throwing herself around the stage, she gave an extremely real and completely engrossing rendenring, with her incredibly free and expressive voice bringing the scene and its emotional power to life.’ Grange park opera 2012 Bachreviews

..as Tatiana, the young Russian/Israeli soprano Ilona Domnich triumphed in the role, by turns hesitant, impulsive, rapturous and, finally, icy and imperious. The voice is easy throughout the register, she managed to spin a fabulously gossamer pianissimo line in the descending scales of the letter scene, and produced warm and full-bodied tone whenever called upon to do so… Domnich revealed a steady intensity of character throughout the evening, never lost focus, and produced some technical singing that was a joy to experience close up and personal.