Eugene Onegin

By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
September 25, 28; October 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 2022


 

His pride will cost him everything.


She loved him at first sight. But Onegin, an aristocrat obsessed with appearances, could never be happy with a country girl like Tatyana. Or so he thought.

Emotions run high in Tchaikovsky's drama Eugene Onegin, based on Alexander Pushkin's deeply human story.  Gorgeous sweeping melodies melt the heart, making this one of opera's most romantic masterpieces—from Tatyana's ardent letter scene to the intense final duet as Tatyana and Onegin fight for their emotional lives.

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Libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sung in Russian with English supertitles

 

 

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours with one intermission

Why You Should See It

When verses from one of Russia’s greatest poets come together with music from one of Russia’s greatest composers, you’re in for a romance on par with the likes of Anna Karenina.

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The Buzz

Read what the press has said about the stars of the production.

“[Etienne] Dupuis the Canadian baritone deploys immense charm and seduction, phrasing with infinite finesse.”
Opera News

“[Adela Zaharia’s] voice was equal parts shimmer and opulence.”
Los Angeles Times

“[Luca] Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.”
The New York Times

Synopsis

Blasé about his visit to the Russian countryside, the city slicker Eugene Onegin is determined to stand above the crowd—even if that means rejecting true love and hurting his best friend.

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Cast & Creative

Cast
Tatyana Evgenia Muraveva *
Eugene Onegin Gordon Bintner *
Lensky Evan LeRoy Johnson *
Olga Aigul Akhmetshina *
Prince Gremin Ferruccio Furlanetto

Performances

September 25, 28; October 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 2022

Crew
Conductor Vassilis Christopoulos *
Production Robert Carsen
Revival Director Peter McClintock
Production Designer Michael Levine
Lighting Designer Christine Binder
Choreographer Serge Bennathan *
Chorus Director John Keene

* San Francisco Opera Debut

Previous performances of Eugene Onegin can be found in our Archive.

Canadian Opera Company production, originally created for the Metropolitan Opera

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; the San Francisco Opera Guild; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.

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