Tchaikovsky. "Eugene Onegin". New National Theatre Tokyo
Opera in 3 Acts
Libretto by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky after the same name novel by Alexander Pushkin
Conductor: Andriy YURKEVYCH
Production: Dmitry BERTMAN
Set Design: Igor NEZHNY
Costume Design: Tatiana TULUBIEVA
Lighting Design: Denis ENYUKOV
Choreographer: Edvald SMIRNOV
Assistant Director: Galina TIMAKOVA
Russia in the 1820s. Tatyana, daughter of Larina, a landowner in a farming village, is strongly attracted to Onegin, who came with Lensky, sweetheart of her sister, Olga. She confesses her growing love for Onegin in a letter to him; however, he rejects her.
One night, while a ball is in progress at Larina's house, Onegin dances only with Olga, inviting the jealousy of Lensky. This develops into a duel and Onegin kills Lensky. With a heart of atonement, Onegin starts on a wandering journey.
After years have gone by, Onegin reappears in front of Tatyana, who is now a princess and is highly celebrated in fashionable society. Now, in contrast to his previous behavior, he confesses his passionate love to her. Tatiana admits that she still loves him, but that she has made her decision and will not leave her husband. Onegin is left desperate.