Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

New production

Supported by the Alexander Gibson Circle

Theatre Royal

Glasgow

Fri 27 Apr to Sat 5 May

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His Majesty's Theatre

Aberdeen

Thu 10 May to Sat 12 May

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Eden Court

Inverness

Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

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Festival Theatre

Edinburgh

Wed 23 May to Thu 31 May

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Belfast Grand Opera House

Belfast

Thu 28 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

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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. Director Oliver Mears (Director of Opera, The Royal 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.

Onegin has everything: breathtaking music, heartrending poetry, and the drama of passionate characters who live and breathe as we do. Like an apparition from the past, once heard this beautiful opera haunts our dreams.’ Oliver Mears

Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, not heard on Scottish Opera’s main stage since 1993, 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 Figaro 2016) is Onegin. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Sung in Russian with English supertitles

Running time approx. 2 hours 50 mins

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Cast & Creative Team

Eugene Onegin
Samuel Dale Johnson

Tatyana
Natalya Romaniw

Lensky
Peter Auty

Olga
Sioned Gwen Davies

Madame Larina
Alison Kettlewell

Filipyevna
Anne-Marie Owens

Prince Gremin
Graeme Broadbent

Monsieur Triquet
Christopher Gillett

Zaretsky
James Platt

Conductor
Stuart Stratford

Director
Oliver Mears

Set & Costume Designer
Annemarie Woods

Lighting Designer
Fabiana Piccioli

Choreographer
Ashley Page

 

Theatre Royal Glasgow
27 Apr | 29 Apr 3pm | 3 • 5 May 7.15pm  

 His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
10 • 12 May 7.15pm

 Eden Court, Inverness
15 • 17 • 19 May 7.15pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh
23 • 26 • 29 • 31 May 7.15pm

 

Get Closer

Widen your opera experience with a pre-show talk, or try an hour long taster that gives you an insight into our operas and how they are created.

Opera Unwrapped

Glasgow
Wed 2 May, 6pm

Aberdeen
Fri 11 May, 6pm

Inverness
Fri 18 May, 6pm

Edinburgh
Thu 24 May, 6pm

Belfast
Fri 29 Jun, 6pm

Pre-show Talk

Glasgow
Sat 5 May, 6pm

Aberdeen
Sat 12 May, 6pm

Inverness
Sat 19 May, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sat 26 May, 6pm

Tickets for Opera Unwrapped are just £5. Pre-show talks are free but should be reserved by calling the box office at your chosen venue. Find out more.

Access

If you are visually impaired, you can enjoy the full opera experience with live commentary that describes the action on stage without compromising the music. Free touch tours including the set, props and costumes are also available before the show.

Touch Tours

Glasgow
Sat 5 May, 6pm

Aberdeen
Sat 12 May, 6pm

Inverness
Sat 19 May, 6pm

Edinburgh
Thu 31 May, 6pm

Audio Described

Glasgow
Sat 5 May, 7.15pm

Aberdeen
Sat 12 May, 7.15pm

Inverness
Sat 19 May, 7.15pm

Edinburgh
Thu 31 May, 7.15pm

Contact the box office at your local venue to book – tickets should be booked at least two weeks in advance. Discounts available. Touch tours only available to audio-description bookers. Guide dogs welcome. Find out more.