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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

with a libretto by the composer

It’s 1820, and freedom is on the horizon in Russia. Lensky, a young romantic filled with revolutionary zeal, is making a habit of travelling out to the country to court his beloved Olga. But on one such visit, he brings a friend, Onegin, and Olga’s obsessively romantic sister, Tatyana, falls madly in love with the stranger.

She writes him an impassioned letter, but Onegin refuses her advances, and his rash behaviour leads to accusations of foul play between him and Olga. Lensky, furious and righteous, challenges Onegin to a pistol duel, and all too soon, Onegin’s recklessness brings his life crashing down.

Featuring a fantastically talented cast and orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s celebrated lyric opera will be fully staged in modern English with a translation by David Lloyd-Jones.

TICKETS: £22, £16, £14, £13; concessions £18, £13, £10, £9; students £15, £10, £8, £7. Available from ADC box office tel: 01223 300085;

Saturday, 21 February, 2015 - 20:00 to 22:00
Event location: 
8.00pm, West Road Concert Hall