(Jevgeni Onegin)Opera in two acts.
Composer: Pjotr Tšaikovski
Musical director and conductor: Paul Mägi
Conductor: Lauri Sirp
Director: Dmitry Bertman (Helikon-Opera, Moscow)
Designer: Igor Nezhny (Helikon-Opera, Moscow)
Costume Designer: Tatyana Tulubyeva (Helikon-Opera, Moscow)
Light Designers: Imbi Mälk, Andres Sarv
In Roles: Linus Börjesson (Sweden), Maria Fontosh (Sweden), Karmen Puis, Jovita Vaskeviciute (Lithuania), Teele Jõks, Merunas Vitulskis (Lithuania), Roland Liiv (Finland), Valentina Kremen, Merle Silmato (Finland), Annaliisa Pillak, Koit Soasepp (Finland), Märt Jakobson, Simo Breede, Jaan Willem Sibul, Aivar Kaseste, Mehis Tiits
Presented with one interval.
Based on Alexandr Pushkin's verse novel by the same name "Eugene Onegin" is a masterpiece among Tchaikovsky's ten operas and Russian classical operas in general.
A young poet Lenski is engaged to cheerful Olga. Staying at his fiancée's country house, he introduces his friend Pushkin to his future mother in law and Olga’s sister Tatyana. The dreamy and modest Tatyana falls in love with the dandy Pushkin, who arrogantly rejects her feelings. Melancholic, yet full of longing, passion and love the opera offers beautiful flowing melodies, charming choir sets and engaging dance music.
In Russian with Estonian subtitles.
Premiere on April 6, 2013 at the Vanemuine Small Building.
Production gallery:Photos by Alan Proosa.