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 EnglishPerformers James Cleverton (Eugene Onegin), Anthea Kempston (Tatyana Larina), James Edwards (Vladimir Lensky), Marie Elliot-Davis (Olga Larina), Rose Bellingham (Madame Larina), Arwel Huw Morgan (Prince Gremin), Tamsin Dalley (Filipyevna), Adrian Scott (Monsieur Triquet), Philip Kay (Zaretesky).
Music Tchaikovsky. Book by Pushkin. Lyrics Shilovsky. Producer Opera by Definition. Conductor David Macdonald. Director Francesca Gilpin. Design Rhiannon Newman-Brown. Design Terry Murphy. Lighting Bruce J Williams. Lighting Keith Benson.