Eugene Onegin

Opera

Writers: Alexander Pushkin Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Konstantin Shilovsky

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1879
Genres
Drama
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1820's st. petersburg, countryside
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

A dramatic tale about young lovers, Eugene Onegin portrays the interplay of friendship, jealousy, callousness, and pride and has resonated with audiences for hundreds of years. When the narcissistic Onegin spurns the affections of the young Tatiana, and kills his friend in a duel, he is filled with regret. Years later, Onegin returns home and sees the now-married Tatiana and realizes he loves her. Onegin tries desperately to win back her love. Can Onegin win back the affection of Tatiana? Or will she remain true to her new husband? This question has kept audiences on their toes for over a century, and has continued to keep Eugene Onegin as one of the most frequently performed operas each year.

Lead Characters