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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.Performers Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Eugene Onegin Dec 19/22/30/Jan16 2), Artur Rucinski (Eugene Onegin Jan16 4/7), Nicole Car (Tatyana), Michael Fabiano (Lensky), Oksana Volkova (Olga), Ferruccio Furlanett (Prince Gremin - except Jan16 7), Brindley Sherratt (Prince Gremin Jan16 7), Diana Montague (Madame Larina), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Filipyevna), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Monsieur Triquet), David Shipley (Captain), James Platt (Zaretsky).
Music Tchaikovsky. Book by Pushkin. Lyrics Shilovsky. Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Teatro Regio Torino. Producer Opera Australia. Conductor Semyon Bychkov. Director Kasper Holten. Design Mia Stensgaard. Costume Katrina Lindsay. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Design Leo Warner (video). Other Lawrence Watson (animation). Choreographer Signe Fabricius. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
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