Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky – Opera
Alexander Vedernikov, Dmitri Tcherniakov – Opéra national de Paris 2008
The Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus, under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov, perform Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in a production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov.
First performed in Moscow in 1879, Eugene Onegin is an opera in three acts drawing its inspiration from Alexander Pushkin's novel. Considered by many as the "archetypal work of Russian Romanticism," Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin avoids theatrical effects but explores the inner life of the main characters, three romantic heroes each with a solitary destiny: Tatiana, a Romanesque young woman, Onegin, a distant dandy hiding emptiness under affected haughtiness, and Lenski, the idealistic poet. Between these three, barren affections presage the inexorable social ruin.
This production of Eugene Onegin was presented at the opening of the 2008-2009 season of the Paris Opera. It encountered great success thanks to a vocal line-up of the highest order with notably the baritone Mariusz Kwiecień and the Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, but also thanks to an exceptional stage direction by Dmitri Tcherniakov.
Dmitri Tcherniakov stage director
Maria Danilova costumes
Gleb Filshtinsky lightings
Mariusz Kwiecień (Eugene Onegin)
Tatiana Monogarova (Tatyana)
Anatoli Kotscherga (Prince Gremin)
Makvala Kasrashvili (Madame Larina)
Margarita Mamsirova (Olga)
Andrej Dunaev (Vladimir Lensky)
Emma Sarkisyan (Filippievna, The Nurse)
Valery Gilmanov (Zaretsky)
Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of State Academic Bolshoi Theatre
Duration : 02 h 29 min
Production date : 2008
Production : © Bel Air Media – ARTE France – Bolshoi Theatre
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