Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)

19 July
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin S. Shilovsky, based on a novel by Alexander Pushkin
Premiered on 29 March 1879 at the Maly Theater in Moscow
Bolshoi Theater and Orchestra - Théâtre et Orchestre du Bolchoï
© Damir Yusupov
Tugan Sokhiev
Madame Larina
Irian Rubtsova
Anna Nechaeva
Evgenia Asanova
Svetlana Shilova
Eugene Onegin
Igor Golovatenko
Vladimir Lensky
Bogdan Volkov
Prince Grémine
Ain Anger
Zaretsky / Le Capitaine
Goderdzi Janelidze
Monsieur Triquet
Stanislav Mostovoy
The Chorus of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia
Chorus Master
Valery Borisov
The Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia

Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis, vesni moyei zlatiye dni?

Where Oh where have you gone, golden days of my youth?

This is a love story out of sync. Tatiana loves Onegin, who rejects her. Then Onegin loves Tatiana who rejects him. Borrowing this tale of youth and bitterness from Pushkin, Tchaikovsky deploys his heightened lyricism and tortuous voluptuousness, the better to whisper his truth into our ear. All of which makes for the most intimate opera of the repertoire, just as its author wished: “Eugene Onegin is infinitely poetic. But I’m keeping a clear head and I know there will be few stage effects and little action in this opera. But the poetry of the whole, the human aspect and the simplicity of the subject, served by a brilliant text, will largely compensate for these defects.” The full complement of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, with the choir, orchestra and soloists performing under their musical director, Tugan Sokhiev, have been invited to the Festival d’Aix to give a concert performance of this masterpiece of the repertoire that is part of their DNA.

Programme (pdf in French)

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Prices: 170€, 120€, 90€, 50€, 25€
Youth Prices: 9€
Children’s discovery offer for all performances, except the opening night
Performance available with Premium or Prestige offers

3h with an interval

Sung in Russian with French and English surtitles