Eugene Onegin

by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm
Theater on the Square
310 S 9th St, Tacoma, WA 98402

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This romantic gem of the Russian operatic repertoire, has never been presented before by Tacoma Opera! By moving to Theater on The Square, we will be doing this production as Tchaikovsky originally envisioned it: in an intimate, chamber setting that will better tell this bittersweet tale of a love that could have been. The sensitive young Tatyana, in love with her neighbor, Onegin, overcomes her natural shyness and writes him a letter asking him to marry her. His refusal humiliates her. At her birthday ball, his attentions to her sister Olga infuriate his friend Lenski, Olga’s fiancé, who challenges him to a duel. Onegin accepts and kills his friend. After years of repentant wandering, Onegin visits the court of his cousin, Prince Gremin and to his astonishment, finds that Tatyana is Gremin’s wife. Onegin falls desperately in love with her. Though tempted, in the end she remains faithful to Gremin, leaving Onegin alone and remorseful.

The Cast

Tatyana Allison Pohl*
Olga Faina Morozov*
Lensky Timothy Janecke
Eugene Onegin Misha Myznikov*
Larina Christina Kowalski
Filipyevna Regina Thomas*
Prince Gremin Michael Drumheller
Monsieur Triquet Stephen Rumph
Conductor Enrique Carreón-Robledo
Stage Director Noel Koran
Chorus Master Denes Van Parys
Rehearsal Pianist Svitlana Smaga

* Tacoma Opera Debut

This production is sponsored in part by the
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