Eugene Onegin

By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
September 25, 28; October 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 2022


His pride will cost him everything.

She loved him at first sight. But Onegin, an aristocrat obsessed with appearances, could never be happy with a country girl like Tatyana. Or so he thought.

Emotions run high in Tchaikovsky's drama Eugene Onegin, based on Alexander Pushkin's deeply human story.  Gorgeous sweeping melodies melt the heart, making this one of opera's most romantic masterpieces—from Tatyana's ardent letter scene to the intense final duet as Tatyana and Onegin fight for their emotional lives.

Meet the Cast

Libretto by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and Konstantin S. Shilovsky
Sung in Russian with English supertitles

See A Performance


Approximately 3 hours with one intermission

Why You Should See It

When verses from one of Russia’s greatest poets come together with music from one of Russia’s greatest composers, you’re in for a romance on par with the likes of Anna Karenina.

Invite a Friend

Sunday 09/25/22 2:00PM
Wednesday 09/28/22 7:30PM
Saturday 10/01/22 7:30PM
Thursday 10/06/22 7:30PM
Sunday 10/09/22 2:00PM
Tuesday 10/11/22 7:30PM
Friday 10/14/22 7:30PM


Subscribe to secure the best seats at the best prices and experience the Centennial Season as a valued member of the San Francisco Opera family.


Already a Centennial Season subscriber?
Login to purchase tickets today!

The Buzz

Read what the press has said about the stars of the production.

"The mix of earthy colorings and vulnerability in the singing of soprano Evgenia Muraveva are ideal."
-The New York Times

"[Gordon Bintner] was every inch the haughty urbanite in the beginning and fully captured the depth of emotional crisis at the end. The dots were connected smoothly, the character evolving naturally. And Bintner’s rich voice made that journey compelling."
-Toronto Star

"[Evan LeRoy] Johnson especially was notable, his honeyed tenor caressing the long lines of Lensky’s gorgeous, celebrated aria."
-Philadelphia Magazine



Blasé about his visit to the Russian countryside, the city slicker Eugene Onegin is determined to stand above the crowd—even if that means rejecting true love and hurting his best friend.

Read Complete Synopsis ›


Cast and Creative

Tatyana Evgenia Muraveva *
Eugene Onegin Gordon Bintner *
Lensky Evan LeRoy Johnson *
Olga Aigul Akhmetshina *
Prince Gremin Ferruccio Furlanetto
Madame Larina Deborah Nansteel *
Filpyevna Ronnita Miller
Monsieur Triquet Brenton Ryan


September 25, 28; October 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 2022

Conductor Vassilis Christopoulos *
Production Robert Carsen
Revival Director Peter McClintock
Production Designer Michael Levine
Lighting Designer Christine Binder
Choreographer Serge Bennathan *
Chorus Director John Keene
Fight Director Dave Maier

* San Francisco Opera Debut

Previous performances of Eugene Onegin can be found in our Archive.

Canadian Opera Company production, originally created for the Metropolitan Opera

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; the San Francisco Opera Guild; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.

You May Also Enjoy

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

September 10–October 5, 2022

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Dialogues of the Carmelites

October 15–30, 2022

La Traviata

La Traviata

November 11–December 3, 2022