Tatyana’s quiet existence is turned upside down with the arrival of the handsome and charismatic Onegin. Romantic fantasies burst into vivid reality, inspiring Tatyana’s famous letter, which Onegin arrogantly rejects. Years later, separated by time and circumstance, they are reunited for one final, explosive encounter.
Acclaimed for its beauty and elegant simplicity, this production, originally created for the Metropolitan Opera, is directed by Robert Carsen and designed by Michael Levine, two Canadian visionaries of the opera stage.
Sung in Russian with English SURTITLES
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS
Eugene OneginGordon Bintner
Prince GreminOleg Tsibulko
Madame LarinaHelene Schneiderman
Original DirectorRobert Carsen
Associate DirectorPeter McClintock
Set & Costumer DesignerMichael Levine
Original Lighting DesignerJean Kalman
Revival Lighting DesignerChristine Binder
Price Family Chorus Master*Sandra Horst
*Sandra Horst and the COC Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim & Frances Price
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
Production premiered by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on March 13, 1997. All scenery, properties and costumes constructed by the Metropolitan Opera Shops.