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Robert Trevino Conducts Washington National Opera in Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin

Robert Trevino

WETA Evening Host James Jacobs interviews Robert Trevino, the conductor of Washington National Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin running at the Kennedy Center through March 29Only 35 years old, Maestro Trevino, music director of both Sweden's Malmo Symphony Orchestra and the  Basque National Orchestra in Spain, tells the story of his remarkable trajectory from growing up the son of poor Mexican immigrants in Fort Worth, TX to his historic appearance at the Bolshoi Opera, stepping in at the last moment to conduct Verdi's Don Carlo in a performance the Russian press called "the most auspicious debut by an American since Van Cliburn." He also explains the conductor's role in telling Tchaikovsky and Pushkin's tragic tale of love and regret.