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Based on Pushkin's masterpiece of Russian literature, Tchaikovsky's great opera tells of the fated love between the innocent Tatyana and the world-weary cynic Eugene Onegin. The opera includes the famous 'letter scene', a tour-de-force of the soprano repertoire, in which Tatyana dramatically and magnificently declares her true love for Onegin, a love that is tragically rejected. The ensuing maelstrom of emotions ends in duel between Onegin and his best friend, the poet, Lensky, which leaves Lensky dead and Onegin devastated. Years later, at the St Petersburg Ball, Onegin meets Tatyana again and realises his mistake, but now the married Tatyana is unable to accept his love. Sung in Russian with English surtitles. Approx running time 3 hours. Generously supported by The Friends of Covent Garden

Performers Diana Montague (Madame Larina Mar08 8mat/10/14/18/20 Apr08 1), Sarah Pring (Madame Larina Mar08 26 Apr08 4/7), Hibla Gerzmava (Mar08 10/18/26/ Apr08 4/7), Marina Poplavskaya (Mar08 8mat/14/20 Apr08 1), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Olga), Elizabeth Sikora (Filipyevna), Piotr Beczala (Lensky), Gerald Finley (Eugene Onegin), Hans-Peter Koenig (Prince Gremin Mar08 10/14/18/20/26 Apr08 1/4/7), Brindley Sherratt (Prince Gremin - Mar08 8mat), Vuyani Mlinde (Zaretsky), Robin Leggate (Monsieur Triquet).
Music Tchaikovsky. Book by Pushkin. Lyrics Shilovsky. Producer Royal Opera. Producer Finnish National Opera. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek (Mar08mat/10/14/18/20/26/Apr08 4). Conductor Christopher Willis (Apr08 1/7). Director Steven Pimlott (original director). Director Elaine Kidd (revival director). Design Antony McDonald. Lighting Peter Mumford. Choreographer Linda Dobell.

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0323996814. Details of all Eugene Onegin archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1928

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8 Mar 08
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7 Apr 08
Royal Opera House
West End
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