Where, oh where have you gone,
golden days of my youth?
What does the coming day hold for me?
(Lensky, Act 2)
A story of a tormented love and a betrayed friendship, Pushkin's Evgenij Onegin in Tchaikovsky's setting returns to move the audience of Teatro dell'Opera, through one of the most complete frescoes of human feelings, staged by the playwright Russian.
Following the vicissitudes of Evgenij Onegin - a rich young man well-liked by the noble circles of Petersburg, who to escape from boredom, retires to the countryside where his stories are intertwined with those of his friend poet Lansky and of the sisters Tatiana and Olga, Larins' daughters - the spectators know the yearning of first love and the pain of feeling rejected, the pride and passion that lead to ruin, in a tumult of emotions that some of Tchaikovsky's most passionate music accompany with intensity and vehemence.
To give voice and body to what is considered the real Russian national poem is the acclaimed Robert Carsen production, led by conductor James Conlon and a cast of stars such as Saimir Pirgu, Maria Baiankina, John Relyea and Markus Werba in the title role, which fully restore the narrative intensity of the work.
Conductor James Conlon
Director Robert Carsen
Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani
Set and Costume Designer Michael Levine
Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Movement Director Serge Bennathan
MADAME LARINA Irida Dragoti**
TATYANA Maria Bayankina
OLGA Yulia Matochkina
FILIPYEVNA Anna Viktorova
EUGENE ONEGIN Markus Werba
LENSKY Saimir Pirgu
PRINCE GREMIN John Relyea
ZARETSKY Andrii Ganchuk**
TRIQUET Andrea Giovannini
A COMMANDER Arturo Espinosa*
* after the project “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
** graduated “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra and Chorus
A Canadian Opera Company production
Production premiered by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
Sung in Russian with Italian and english surtitles
We thank Shestakov family for generous support for the roles of Onegin, Larina and Zareckij.
Dal 16 al 29 febbraio 2020
Anteprima giovani - domenica 16 febbraio - ore 16.30
Martedì 18 febbraio ore 20.00
Venerdì 21 febbraio ore 20.00
Domenica 23 febbraio ore 16.30
Martedì 25 febbraio ore 20.00
Sabato 29 febbraio ore 18.00