Conductor: Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Music by Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Lyrical scenes in three acts and seven scenes.
Libretto by Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij and Konstantin Šilovskij based on Aleksandr Puškin's novel in verse.
Sung in Russian with surtitles in Italian and English
Director Vera Petrova
Set designer Alexander Kostyuchenko
Costume designer Steve Almerighi
A production by Sofia National Opera and Ballet
Characters & performers
|Larina, possidente||Giovanna Lanza|
|Tat'jana, figlia di Larina||Valentina Mastrangelo (17, 19, 21, 25/XI)|
|Alexandra Grigoras (18, 23/XI)|
|Ol'ga, figlia di Larina||Anastasia Boldyreva (17, 19, 23, 25/XI)|
|Anna Evtekhova (18, 21/XI)|
|Filipp'evna, la vecchia balia||Alexandrina Marinova Stoyanova-Andreeva|
|Evgenij Onegin||Cătălin Ţoropoc (17, 19, 21, 25/XI)|
|Alexey Zhmudenko (18, 23/XI)|
|Vladimir Lenskij, il poeta||Tigran Ohanyan (17, 19, 21, 25/XI)|
|Motoharu Takei (18, 23/XI)|
|Il principe Gremin||Vladimir Sazdovski (17, 19, 21, 25/XI)|
|Alexey Birkus (18, 23/XI)|
|Un capitano delle guardie||Hiroshi Okawa|
|Triquet, un maestro di francese||Dmytro Kyforuk|
|Contadini e contadine, invitati al ballo, possidenti e ufficiali.|
|La vicenda ha luogo in Russia intorno al 1820.|
RUNNING TIME: AB. 3 HRS. AND 10 MIN.
ACT ONE: ab. 70'
BREAK: ab. 20'
ACT TWO: ab. 45'
BREAK: ab. 20'
ACT THREE: AB. 35'
In the countryside
Lady Larina and her two daughters, Tat’jana and Ol’ga, are spending a pleasant evening with their old nanny. Vladimir Lenskij, neighbour and Ol’ga’s fiancé,
comes and visits the ladies together with his friend Evgenij Onegin. The arrival of the young man upsets the three women.
Tat’jana can’t keep under control her feelings and so she writes a love letter to Onegin.
Tat’jana meets Onegin, but he teaches her the importance of selfcontrol.
Tat’jana’s name day
Onegin is object of gossips about a possible engagement with Tat’jana. He gets very irritated and decides to court Ol’ga. Lenskij, hurt in his honour, challenges him to a duel.
Lenskij and his second Zaretskij are waiting for their opponent. Onegin arrives with his valet Guillot. The two young men are ready to make peace, but they must play by the rules of duelling. Lenskij is killed.
Ball at Saint Petersburg
Onegin, after having so much travelled, gets back to Saint Petersburg. At a party he meets Tat’jana, now Prince Gremin’s wife. Onegin is upset; at last, he realizes that he’s in love with her.
This is the last meeting between Tat’jana and Onegin. Tat’jana confesses that she is still in love with Onegin, but she’s going to stay with her husband. The past has gone forever.