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By Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySeptember 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.
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Libretto by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and Konstantin S. ShilovskySung in Russian with English supertitles
Approximately 3 hours with one intermission
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.
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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.
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September 25, 28; October 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 2022
* 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
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.
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