Eugene Onegin

RYEDALE FESTIVAL OPERA
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Matthew Willis (conductor)
Jack Furness (director)

Rosie Heafford (choreographer)
Giulia Scrimieri (designer)


Onegin – Ashley Riches
Tatyana – Nadine Livingstone
Lensky – Sam Furness
Olga – Charlotte Tetley
Monsieur Triquet – Ryland Davies

Performed in a new translation by John Warrack.

Tchaikovsky’s greatest opera is full of drama and melodic appeal. Based on the verse-novel by Pushkin, it tells the story of the relationship between Eugene Onegin and Tatyana - the woman he rejects at first, but later realises he truly loves. In between, Onegin flirts with her sister Olga, who is engaged to his friend, the poet Lensky. A duel ensues in which Lensky is killed. By the end of the opera Onegin is left alone and broken-hearted.

We recreate the spirit of the first performance which was given, at Tchaikovsky’s request, by young singers in an intimate theatre. An outstandingly talented young director and conductor lead a cast which includes some of the most exciting young British singers as well as the distinguished tenor Ryland Davies, who sings the role of Monsieur Triquet.

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