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Eugen Onegin

on March 03, 2024
This is the page for the performance on March 03, 2024.
Music Piotr I. Tschaikowski Text Piotr I. Tschaikowski & Konstantin Schilowski
→ Lyrische Szenen in drei Akten

Cast 03.03.2024

Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Inszenierung und Bühne Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costume Design Maria Danilova
Lighting Design Gleb Filshtinsky
Ko-Kostümbildnerin Elena Zaytseva
Larina Elena Manistina
Tatjana Ruzan Mantashyan
Olga Daria Sushkova
Filipjewna Elena Zaremba
Eugen Onegin Boris Pinkhasovich
Lenski Bogdan Volkov
Ein Vorsänger Oleg Zalytskiy
Gremin Ain Anger
Saretzki Dan Paul Dumitrescu


A dandy who is as wandering as he is incapable of commitment coolly rejects the love of a landowner's daughter - while she grows from this rejection, he breaks from his neglect.

Program booklet (2,50€)


Scene 1, Madame Larina, her daughters Tatiana and Olga, the nurse Filippyevna, Vladimir Lensky, Eugen Onegin, Neighbours, guests, The Larins’ home: Lensky, a neighbor of the Larins and Olga’s bridegroom, unexpectedly brings his friend Onegin, recently arrived from the capital, to visit them. The unknown guest causes a kerfuffle in the dailyroutine of the Larin household: No one hides their interest in him. Onegin doubts in the wisdom of his friend’s choice. The meeting with Onegin has made a deep impression on Tatiana.

Scene 2, Tatiana, the nurse Filippyevna: Noticing Tatiana’s agitation, her nurse tries to distract her and calm her down. Left alone, Tatiana writes a letter to Onegin. She sees him as her chosen one. At dawn, Tatiana asks her nurse to deliver the letter to Onegin.

Scene 3, Tatiana, Eugen Onegin: Day-time. Tatiana anxiously awaits an answer to her declaration of love. Onegin arrives. He is touched by Tatiana’s sincerity, but cannot reciprocate her feelings.

Scene 4, Madame Larina, Tatiana, Olga, Vladimir Lensky, Eugen Onegin, Filippyevna, Zaretstky, Neighbors, guests: Tatiana’s Name-day. Lensky has persuaded Onegin to pay another visit to the Larins. But he is irritated by everything. Deciding to punish Lensky for bringing him, he demonstratively flirts with Olga. Olga’s prompt response to Onegin’s advances, afflicts Lensky. He picks a quarrel with Onegin and challenges him to a duel.

Scene 5, Vladimir Lensky, Eugen Onegin, Zaretstky, Olga, Madame Larina, Filippyevna, Guillot, Neighbors, guests: Morning. Lensky awaits Onegin. He thinks with pain and anguish about his life. Onegin, who arrives late, is reluctant to take the conflict to its conclusion. Both men feel privately that they have acted rashly. But it is too late, there is no going back. A shot is fired, Lensky is fatally wounded.

Scene 6, Eugen Onegin, Tatiana, Prince Gremin, Guests: Several years later. After a long absence, Onegin has returned to life in the cap- ital and meets Tatiana. She is married and social life in the capital now revolves round her. Onegin is shocked at his refusal. The transformation in Tatiana and the fact she is now out of reach arouse mad passion in Onegin.

Scene 7, Tatiana, Eugen Onegin: Onegin manages to obtain a meeting with Tatiana. His words ring with repentance and regret. Demanding that his passion be reciprocated, he extorts from Tatiana the admission that she still loves him. But her decision to stay with her husband is final. Onegin is distraught.