Eugen Onegin

Opera by Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Based on the verse novel by Alexander Pushkin

In Russian with German surtitles

3 hours 15 minutes, one intermission

For adults and young people from age 14

Dates and tickets

Unfortunately, no further dates are planned for this production.

„How I love to dream myself far away to the sound of song … “
Merciless emotion. A misunderstanding:
In his most famous opera, Peter Tchaikovsky outlines the fundamental conflict of the modern age: How emotional coldness and tedium destroy true affection. With Eugen Onegin, composed in 1879, he set to music one of the most well-known works by the Russian poet per se, Alexander Pushkin. But Tchaikovsky chose a perspective that seems to be diametrically opposed to the intentions of the original: While Pushkin’s casually sparkling verse regards his characters with cool composure, even with irony, Tchaikovsky aims for unconditional identification. The composer suffered with Tatyana, he was Tatyana, and after her long struggle to make Eugene love her, he gives her the quiet triumph of saying no. It is too late. This is the greatest degree of strength imaginable, resigning oneself to the impossibility of love: Our love is still alive, but it is and always will be too late.

Musikalische Leitung Valentin Uryupin
Szenische Einstudierung der Wiederaufnahme Valérie Junker
Kostüme Eva Butzkies
Projektionen Philipp Contag-Lada
Dramaturgie Martin Mutschler

Eugen Onegin James Newby
Fürst Gremin Shavleg Armasi
Triquet Pawel Brozek
Filipjewna Vera Egorova
Saretzki Jakub Szmidt
Ein Hauptmann Jakub Szmidt
Vorsänger Patrick Jones / Vladimir Slobinov

Statisterie der Staatsoper Hannover,