Following their critically-acclaimed and hugely popular five-week run in London last year, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to artsdepot with their new English Version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Eugene Onegin.
With a narrative that is both romantic and thought-provoking, the central character is the fiercely intelligent but naïve Tatyana, whose entanglement with Onegin results in a wiser, sadder but ultimately self-reliant heroine.
This new chamber version transposes the story of Tatyana’s sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp of the women’s liberation movement when new thinking fought against the old ways. Infatuation and self-restraint do battle in a well-tailored world of sleek suits and full skirts, with seasonal allusions to the snow-swept Russian landscape of the original.
Performed by ten singers and four instrumentalists in a new orchestration for piano, cello, violin and woodwind; this coming-of-age story is a requiem for lost innocence and a triumphant celebration of hard-won independence – told through some of the most glorious music ever written.
Presented by OperaUpClose (The Magic Flute, Carmen, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro)
Venue: Pentland Theatre
"The performances have an honesty rarely seen in the opera house" Evening Standard
"Lucy Bradley's production is intense and multi-layered, designs by Rosanna Vize are fresh and inventive." What's On Stage
"The splendid OperaUpClose team has come up with another reworked version of an operatic classic – and it is a triumph ... The young cast assembled for this performance of the opera is, without exception, excellent." ★★★★ Plays To See (read the full review)
Running Time: 2 hrs 15 min (inc interval)
Age Guidance: 12+
Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets, save 10%
Latecomers may not be admitted.
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