Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love.

A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Scottish Opera returns to the Grand Opera House as director Oliver Mears (Former Artistic Director, Northern Ireland Opera) teams up with award-winning designer Annemarie Woods, setting this hopelessly romantic opera in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present.

Tchaikovsky’s soaring score is the most radiant of Russian lyric operas. Dramatic and expressive, it captures perfectly the desperation and raw emotion of Pushkin’s masterpiece. Natalya Romaniw (Rusalka 2016), fast making a name for herself in the Russian repertoire, sings Tatyana. Samuel Dale Johnson (The Marriage of Figaro2016) is Onegin. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Supported jointly by Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales and Creative Scotland.

Free Pre-Show Talk  Saturday 30 June 6pm
Want to know more about Eugene Onegin? Come along to the pre-show talk on Saturday 30 June at 6pm. Presented by Scottish Opera Head of Music, Derek Clark, this free half-hour session delves deeper into the opera, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling the Grand Opera House Box Office on 28 9024 1919. Limited availability.

 

Eugene Onegin Unwrapped

Whether you’re new to opera or an old hand, you can find out more at Opera Unwrapped – an hour-long taster that gives an insight into our shows and how they are created.

Presented from the Grand Opera House stage the Unwrapped event involves singers, back-stage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

You’ll hear highlights from the music and find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some back-stage secrets.

Tickets are just £5 – come along and find out more!

Presenter Allan Dunn

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