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Eugene Onegin

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Royal Swedish OperaStockholm, S-103 22, Sweden
April 28, 30, May 07, 10 15:00, 16, 22, June 02 (at 19:00 unless shown)
Royal Swedish Opera
Evan RogisterConductor
Vasily BarkhatovDirector
Johanna RudströmMezzo-sopranoOlga
Joel AnnmoTenorLensky
Karl-Magnus FredrikssonBaritoneEugene Onegin
Cornelia BeskowSopranoTatyana
Lennart ForsénBassPrince Gremin
Katarina LeosonMezzo-sopranoFilippyevna
Jonas DegerfeldtTenorMonsieur Triquet
Susann VéghSopranoMadame Larina
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Royal Swedish Orchestra

2 hours and 45 minutes

Sung in Russian with Swedish surtitles

Onegin’s friend Lensky is charismatic and sociable. Onegin mostly keeps to himself. Plagued by chronic doubt and uncertainty, he hides behind irony and cynicism. He tries to be open and honest, but the words come out as insults. And his actions lead to tragedy. He does not know what he wants and when he finally does it is too late. The woman he loves and whom he once rejected is now married to another man.

Tchaikovsky’s interpretation of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1881, and Eugen Onegin does justice to the full breadth of the composer’s emotional register. The opera is achingly beautiful, magnificently romantic and indescribably sad. In star director Vasily Barkhatov’s production, the setting is the claustrophobic countryside of a timeless, fictional Russia, with a plot revolving around Onegin.

The production is put on in collaboration with the German Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

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