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Eugene Onegin

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Komische Oper BerlinBehrenstraße 55-57, Berlin, Germany
March 29 19:30, April 02 19:30, April 19 19:30, April 21 19:30, May 01 19:00, May 06 19:00, May 19 19:30
Performers
Komische Oper Berlin
Jordan De SouzaConductor
Barrie KoskyDirector
Rebecca RingstSet Designer
Klaus BrunsCostume Designer
Günter PapendellBaritoneEugene Onegin
Nadja MchantafSopranoTatyana
Maria FiselierMezzo-sopranoOlga
Aleš BrisceinTenorLensky
Önay KöseBassPrince Gremin
Margarita NekrasovaMezzo-sopranoFilippyevna
Christiane OertelMezzo-sopranoMadame Larina
Christoph SpäthTenorMonsieur Triquet
Jan-Frank SüßeBass-baritoneCaptain
Samuli TaskinenBassZaretsky
Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin

Via his friend Lensky, Eugene Onegin gets to know two sisters at a country estate: the cheerful Olga and the timid Tatyana, who falls in love with him upon first sight. When she confesses her love to him a in a long letter, however, Onegin rejects her and overtly flirts with her sister. Lensky, outraged by Onegin's behaviour, challenges his friend to a duel, which ends in Lensky's death. Years later, following an unsettled life, Onegin encounters Tatyana, whose powerful aura now utterly captivates him. But Tatyana is now married. Happily, as she claims... It was not the stuff of grand opera, but the emotions of real people, »a conflict which truly touches me«, which inspired Tchaikovsky when he achieved the first great success of his operatic career with Eugene Onegin. Poetic richness was more important to the composer than a fast-paced dramatic plot. Warm, heart-felt melodies, choruses in the Russian folk tradition and a richly instrumented orchestral sound spirit audiences away into the inner worlds of the protagonists, who – as so often with Tchaikovsky – cannot escape their destiny.

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