Evgenij Onegin

Rome, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Rome, Italy
Teatro Costanzi, Rome
Fri 21 February 20:00
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Synopsis
Scene 1
Madame Larina. Her daughters: Tatiana, Olga. Nurse. Vladimir Lensky. Eugene Onegin. Neighbors, 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. Nurse.
Night-time.
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 todeliver the letter to Onegin.
Scene 3
Tatiana. Eugene 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. Eugene Onegin. Nurse. Zaretsky. 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 promptresponse to Onegin’s advances, afflicts Lensky. He picks a quarrel with Onegin and challenges him to a duel.
Scene 5
Vladimir Lensky. Eugene Onegin. Zaretsky. Guillot.
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 actedrashly. But it is too late, there is no going back. A shot is fired, Lensky is fatally wounded.
Scene 6
Eugene Onegin. Tatiana. Prince Gremin. Guests.
Several years later.
After a long absence, Onegin has returned to life in the capital and meets Tatiana. She is married and social life in the capital now revolves round her. The transformation in Tatiana and the factshe is now out of reach arouse mad passion in Onegin.
Scene 7
Tatiana. Eugene 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 loveshim.But her decision to stay with her husband is final. Onegin is distraught.
Credits
CONDUCTOR James Conlon
DIRECTOR Robert Carsen
CHORUS MASTER Roberto Gabbiani
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Michael Levine
LIGHTING DESIGNER Jean Kalman


CAST
MADAME LARINA Irida Dragoti*
TATYANA Maria Baiankina
OLGA Yulia Matochkina
FILIPYEVNA Anna Victorova
EUGENE ONEGIN Markus Werba
LENSKY Saimir Pirgu
PRINCE GREMIN John Relyea
ZARETSKY Andrii Ganchuk*
TRIQUET Andrea Giovannini

* after the project “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra and Chorus

A Canadian Opera Company production
Production premiered by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

Sung in Russian with Italian and english surtitles

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    Scene 1
    Madame Larina. Her daughters: Tatiana, Olga. Nurse. Vladimir Lensky. Eugene Onegin. Neighbors, 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. Nurse.
    Night-time.
    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 todeliver the letter to Onegin.

    Scene 3
    Tatiana. Eugene 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. Eugene Onegin. Nurse. Zaretsky. 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 promptresponse to Onegin’s advances, afflicts Lensky. He picks a quarrel with Onegin and challenges him to a duel.

    Scene 5
    Vladimir Lensky. Eugene Onegin. Zaretsky. Guillot.
    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 actedrashly. But it is too late, there is no going back. A shot is fired, Lensky is fatally wounded.

    Scene 6
    Eugene Onegin. Tatiana. Prince Gremin. Guests.
    Several years later.
    After a long absence, Onegin has returned to life in the capital and meets Tatiana. She is married and social life in the capital now revolves round her. The transformation in Tatiana and the factshe is now out of reach arouse mad passion in Onegin.

    Scene 7
    Tatiana. Eugene 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 loveshim.But her decision to stay with her husband is final. Onegin is distraught.

  • Credits

    CONDUCTOR James Conlon
    DIRECTOR Robert Carsen

    CHORUS MASTER Roberto Gabbiani
    SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Michael Levine
    LIGHTING DESIGNER Jean Kalman


    CAST
    MADAME LARINA Irida Dragoti*
    TATYANA Maria Baiankina
    OLGA Yulia Matochkina
    FILIPYEVNA Anna Victorova
    EUGENE ONEGIN Markus Werba
    LENSKY Saimir Pirgu
    PRINCE GREMIN John Relyea
    ZARETSKY Andrii Ganchuk*
    TRIQUET Andrea Giovannini

    * after the project “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

    Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra and Chorus

    A Canadian Opera Company production
    Production premiered by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

    Sung in Russian with Italian and english surtitles

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