By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
September 25–October 14, 2022
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Starting at $31
3 hours with one intermission
Sung in Russian with English supertitles
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin S. Shilovsky
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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Why 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.
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Blasé about his visit to the Russian countryside, Eugene Onegin is determined to stand above the crowd—even if that means rejecting true love and hurting his best friend.
Hear The Music
Audio excerpts are from the 1986 production of Eugene Onegin,
with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Richard Bradshaw.
Chorus of the Harvesters/San Francisco Opera Chorus; Tatiana’s Letter Scene/Mirella Freni; Onegin’s Aria/Thomas Allen; Polonaise/San Francisco Opera Orchestra