Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music combined with Pushkin’s poem of unfulfilled longing resulted in one of the most moving works in the history of opera. A new, beautiful and insightful production directed by Marco Arturo Marelli focuses on the wistful memories of Onegin, weary with his life.
An opera of great yearning
“There was something completely new in Eugene Onegin: it featured realistic young people, with all their feelings, longings, disappointments and doubts. Every one of us has experienced something similar. That is what makes Eugene Onegin so very valuable.”
– Marco Arturo Marellli, director
Tatiana falls in love with Onegin and writes him a letter, but Onegin does not care for her. Olga, for her part, is loved by Lensky, but their happiness is cut short as Lensky is killed in a duel with Onegin. Years later, Onegin returns and finds Tatiana married to Gremin. Now it is Onegin who writes a love letter, but Tatiana has already made up her mind.
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