Eugene Onegin is the journey from what could be to what might have been. Between
Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous opera is a study in reminiscence and regret.
Kasper Holten’s “hyper-intelligent, deeply moving production”
(Limelight) brings memory to the fore. Through flashback, Tatyana and Onegin
watch their younger selves make choices that will haunt their lives. As memories pile
up on stage, the effect is devastating.
Nicole Car reprises her astonishing performance as Tatyana. This is the role that
made her a star, both at home and abroad. She performs opposite her husband, Etienne
Dupuis, in a pairing sure to be rich with chemistry.
Carlo Montanaro conducts one of Tchaikovsky’s most celebrated works. The
Romantic score adds layers of emotion to Pushkin’s tale of unrequited love.