Eugene Onegin is an inspiring vehicle for Kasper Holten’s first production for The Royal Opera. Working with the Danish set designer Mia Stensgaard, whose design hallmark is clean, strong images ripe with emotion, and fielding a brilliant cast (including Simon Keenlyside in the title role), Holten will provide a fresh reading of this classic opera. ‘Lyrical Scenes’ was Tchaikovsky’s description of Eugene Onegin: his tender exploration of a young girl’s awakening passion, her rejection by the aloof Onegin and her ultimate choice of honour over true love is far more intimate in tone than the archetypal grand Russian opera.
- Royal Opera House
- Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
- Robin Ticciati
- Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Featured Artist:
- Stoyanova, Simon Keenlyside, Elena Maximova, Pavol Breslik, Peter Rose, Diana Montague