Eugene Onegin, that uncommonly beautiful opera, is actually not an opera at all. Tchaikovsky himself avoided the word “opera,” speaking instead of “lyrical scenes.” But the music – we’re talking about Tchaikovsky after all – can certainly turn dramatic at times. It’s winter, and two friends, now enemies, take aim at each other in a duel – scenes like these are guaranteed to give opera fans goosebumps. Tchaikovsky isn’t portraying operatic heroes here, but bringing real people to life.
In Russian with German and English surtitles
Sponsors: Klaus and Kirsten Mangold
Performance ends at approximately 08:45 P.M.
Photo: V.Baranovsky /State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin – lyric opera in three acts, based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin.
- Valery Gergiev Conductor
- Alexei Stepanyuk Director
- Alexander Orlov Stage design
- Irina Cherednikova Costume design
- Ilya Ustyantsev Choreography
- Alexander Sivaev Lighting design
- Larissa Gergieva Principal Vocal Coach
- Anatoly Kuznetsov Vocal Coach
- Roman Burdenko Onegin
- Ekaterina Goncharova Tatiana
- Evgeny Akhmedov Lensky
- Ekaterina Sergeeva Olga
- Olga Savova Larina
- Mikhail Petrenko Gremin
- Elena Vitman Nanya
- Andrei Zorin Triquet
- Alexander Gerasimov Rotnya
- Alexander Gerasimov Zaretsky
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