• Eugene Onegin

  • 19 May 19:15 - 22:15
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  • New production
    Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle

    Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia's greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Director Oliver Mears (Director of Opera, The Royal Opera) teams up with award-winning designer Annemarie Woods, setting this hopelessly romantic opera in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present.

    Onegin has everything: breathtaking music, heartrending poetry, and the drama of passionate characters who live and breathe as we do. Like an apparition from the past, once heard this beautiful opera haunts our dreams. OLIVER MEARS

    Tchaikovsky's soaring score, not heard on Scottish Opera's main stage since 1993, is the most radiant of Russian lyric operas. Dramatic and expressive, it captures perfectly the desperation and raw emotion of Pushkin's masterpiece. Natalya Romaniw (Rusalka 2016), fast making a name for herself in the Russian repertoire, sings Tatyana. Samuel Dale Johnson (The Marriage of Figaro 2016) is Onegin. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

    Sung in Russian with English supertitles.

    Conductor: Stuart Stratford
    Director: Oliver Mears
    Set & Costume Designer: Annemarie Woods
    Lighting Designer: Fabiana Piccioli
    Choreographer: Ashley Page