Eugene Onegin

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Tchaikovsky's dramatic and passionate opera of unrequited love. Read More >

Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and passionate opera of unrequited love.

Eugene Onegin is unimpressed with naive Tatyana when they first meet, and her impetuous letter of love to him prompts a cruelly dismissive response. But the tables are turned when they meet again after she has become the sophisticated and beautiful wife of Prince Gremin; Onegin’s attempts to gain her love are now thrown back at him. If the future happiness of Lensky and Olga at first seems certain, Onegin’s intervention leads only to a duel and death.

Sung in Russian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 08/03/2008

Closing Night: 07/04/2008

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Diana Montague/Sarah Pring, Hibla Gerzmava/Marina Poplavskaya, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Elizabeth Sikora, Piotr Beczala, Berald Finley, Hans-Peter Koenig/Brindley Sherratt, Vuyani Mlinde, Robin Leggate


Director - Original: Steven Pimlott. Revival: Elaine Kidd.

Producer - Royal Opera in a co-production with Finnish National Opera

Designer - Antony McDonald

Choreographer - Linda Dobell

Conductor - Jiri Belohlavek/Christopher Willis

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

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