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Opera Peter Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin" (Opera in 3 Acts)
Mikhailovsky Classical Ballet and Opera Theatre (established 1833)

Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes

The performance has 2 intermissions

Schedule for Peter Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin" (Opera in 3 Acts) 2020

Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Production: Stanislav Gaudassinsky
Principal Chorus Master: Alexandr Chernov
Set Designer: Semyon Pastukh
Costume Designer: Galina Soloviova

Orchestra: Mikhailovsky Symphony Orchestra

Opera in 3 acts

Performed in Russian, with synchronised English supertitles

World premiere: 17 March 1879, Maly Theatre, Moscow, Russia
Premiere in Russia: 13 November 1982 Kirov Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Leningrad
Premiere of this production: 2 November 1985 года, Mikhailovsky theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

lyric opera in three acts, seven scenes
music by Peter Tchaikovsky

Libretto: Peter Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky after the poetic novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin
Production: Stanislav Gaudasinsky
Set designer: Semion Pastukh
Costume designer: Galina Solovyova
Premiere of the production: November 2, 1985
Revival of the production: April 14, 2009
Director of the revival: Olga Kapanina

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Performance has two intervals
Performed in Russian



Scene 1

Landlord Larin’s estate. Unexpected visitors arrive: a poet Vladimir Lensky, Olga’s fiance, and Eugeny Onegin, who has recently come from St-Petersburg. Onegin has impressed Tatiana very much. She sees her ideal in him.

Scene 2
Tatiana’s room. Night. Tatiana in the agony of her love writes a confessing letter to Onegin.

Scene 3
The Larin’s garden. Tatiana is waiting for an answer to her letter with an excitement. Onegin appears. He is indifferent to the feelings of Tatiana and reads her a moralizing lecture, he reprimands the girl.


Scene 4

The ball in the Larin’s house in honour of Tatiana’s name-day. Lensky brings Onegin to this ball. Onegin is irritated with everything here. To take vengeance on his friend, Eugeny starts to court Olga. Humiliated Lensky challenges Onegin to a duel.

Scene 5
A place of the duel. Early morning. Lensky and Zaretsky are waiting for Onegin. Onegin appears. There is still a possibility to end everything in peace… But the laws of honour are ruthless. The seconds handing in pistols. Onegin is the first to shoot. Lensky falls killed with the bullet of Onegin.


Scene 6

St-Petersburg. A ball. Onegin just returned from traveling abroad. Among the guests he meets Princess Gremina. In this Princess he recognized Tatiana. Astounded by the sudden meeting with her Onegin discovers that he is in love with Tatiana. This feeling is becoming stronger and stronger in his heart.

Scene 7
Prince Gremin’s house. Onegin, who everywhere is now looking for a chance of seeing Tatiana in order to declare his love, appears in the house of the -Prince paying no attention to the rules of decency of the high society. But Tatiana asks him to leave her for ever.

Schedule for Peter Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin" (Opera in 3 Acts) 2020

Peter Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin"
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Peter Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin"
Mikhailovsky Classical Ballet and Opera Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

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