Onegin

Choreography John Cranko

23. December 2021
Thursday
2 intermissions
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28. December 2021
Tuesday
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29. December 2021
Wednesday
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04. January 2022
Tuesday
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07. January 2022
Friday
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11. January 2022
Tuesday
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Cast 01.03.2017

Conductor Guillermo García Calvo
Choreography and Direction John Cranko
Komponist Peter I. Tschaikowski
Bühnenbild und Kostüme Elisabeth Dalton
Onegin Eno Peci
Lenski Denys Cherevychko
Tatjana Maria Yakovleva
Olga Natascha Mair
Fürst Gremin Alexandru Tcacenco

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»That is heaven's will - that I am yours;

My life till now was but a pledge

Of meeting with you, a forward image;

You were sent by heaven of that I'm sure,

To the grave itself you are my saviour…«

Excerpt from Tatjana‘s letter from Alexander Pushkin’s »Onegin«, 3rd chapter, XXXI

 

»What appealed to me most about ›Onegin‹ is that the story is equally a myth and a comprehensible situation based on the emotions.« John Cranko’s ballet »Onegin« is one of the South African choreographer’s masterpieces and at the same time one of the most famous and successful story ballets of the 20th century. Set to various works by composer Piotr I. Tchaikovsky, although not to his opera »Eugen Onegin«, Cranko tells the tragic love story of the young woman Tatjana and the story’s anti-hero Onegin. The choreographer skillfully manages to alternate between big ensemble scenes and intimate moments of the four main characters and to convey the plot through movement in such a way that neither a previous reading of the verse novel by Alexander Pushkin nor a specific knowledge of the vocabulary of classical ballet is necessary. Always looking at the characters as through a burning glass, he creates their emotions as the motor of his dramaturgy, which has moved and thrilled audiences worldwide for more than 50 years. After premiering with the Stuttgart Ballet in 1965, the ballet has been a permanent part of the Vienna State Ballet’s repertoire since 2006 and will return in the 2021/22 season.