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Music: Pjotr Tjajkovskij Lyrics: Pjotr Tjajkovskij and Konstantin Sjilovksij after Alexandr Pusjkins versroman Eugen Onegin.
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First performance at: Bolsjojteatern i Moskva den 23 januari 1881. Seen the performance: 10.9.2009 Den Kongelige Opera Köpenhamn
|Eugen Onegin||baritonw||Audun Iversen|
|Vladimir Lenskij||tenor||Niels Jörgen Riis|
|Furst Gremin||bass||Gustav Belacek|
|Zaretskij, en kapten||bass||Anders Jakobsson|
|Guillot||bass||Peter Steen Andersen|
|Försångaren||tenor||Peter Steen Andersen|
The widowed Madame Larina sits in the garden of her country estate with Philippyevna, her daughters' old wet nurse. They recall the dreams of their youth while Larina's daughters, Olga and Tatyana, sing wistful love songs. The working day draws to an end and farmhands come calling with the news that the harvest has been completed.Olga and Madame Larina merrily dance to the peasant songs while the more meditative Tatyana looks on. Teasingly, Olga accuses Tatyana being so absorbed in her books that she forgets the world around her.
Olga's fiance Vladimir Lensky pays a visit and presents a friend of his from Saint Petersburg,Eugene Onegin. Lensky declares his love for Olga while Tatyana and Onegin take a stroll in the garden. Onegin expresses his disbelief at how Tatyana can stand country life.
In the evening, Tatyana tells Philippyevna thathe has fallen head-over-heels in love with Onegin.When she is alone she decides to write to Onegin' declare her love. At the break of dawn she asks Philippyevna to deliver the letter to Onegin.
Onegin has been out and about town all night when he receives the letter. He makes his way to Madame Larina's estate to speak with Tatyana and with him he brings a whole chorus of women of easy virtue. Tatyana is shocked and things only get worse when Onegin tells her that matrimony is of no interest to him. Instead he offers brother's love and sternly advises her to restrain her feelings more in the future.
It is Tatyana's name's day and a great day of festivity. Lensky has managed to persuade the othervise reluctant Onegin to join them. Onegin dances with Tatyana only to leave the party shortly after, but Lensky and Olga nonetheless persuade him to stay. And just to irritate Lensky, Onegin makes a move on Olga, who isn't entirely unmoved by his advances. They are interrupted by the old French teaacher Triquet, who sings a song in honour of Tatyana and only then can Lensky confront his friend. One word takes another and finally Lensky challenges Onegin to a duel.
The next morning, Lensky waits for Onegin while realising that he may never see his beloved Olga again. Onegin turns up and they both in their heirt regret that their disagreement has turned sour.
A shot rings out and Onegin is left devastated by the side of his dead friend, Lensky.
A ball is thrown at Prince Gremin's stately mansion in Saint Petersburg. Among the guests is Onegin, who has grown vary of his purposeless life. When the prince and his wife join the party Onegin recognises Tatyana. Gremin confides in Onegin and tells him how happily married he is.Emotionally shaken, Onegin realises that Tatyana is the woman of his life.
Later Onegin and Tatyana meet. Onegin declares his love for her and pleads with her to elope with him. Although Tatyana still loves Onegin she doesn´t want to betray Gremin and Onegin must leave with intentions unfulfilled.
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