Trailer: Eugene Onegin

"Michael Boyd’s staging brings out the emotional complexity of Tchaikovsky’s popular opera."
George Hall, The Stage

Tatyana, a bookish country girl, yearns for more than the compromise and routine of provincial family life. Hoping she has met her true fate in Onegin, a brilliant and glamorous society bachelor visiting from Moscow, she pours out her love for him in an impulsive and passionate letter, setting off an inexorable and tragic chain of events.

Based on Alexander Pushkin’s great verse novel of the same name, Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera gives exquisite voice to the casualties of love, the victims in the battle between raw emotion and social convention. Tchaikovsky’s own pain, frustration and loss find expression here in some of his most haunting and beautiful music.

In this revival of Michael Boyd and Tom Piper’s acclaimed 2016 production, the title role is sung by Jonathan McGovern (title role, Don Giovanni, 2019) opposite Natalia Tanasii who makes her Garsington Opera debut as Tatyana. Douglas Boyd will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Eugene Onegin
Jonathan McGovern
Tatyana
Natalia Tanasii
Lensky
Sam Furness
Olga
Fleur Barron
Gremin
Matthew Rose
Larina
Yvonne Howard
Filippyevna
Kathleen Wilkinson
Triquet
Colin Judson
Conductor
Douglas Boyd
Director
Michael Boyd
Designer
Tom Piper
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Acrobatic Choreography
Lina Johansson
Movement Director / Choreographer
Liz Ranken
Philharmonia Orchestra
Garsington Opera Chorus
Sung in Russian with English supertitles
Music for the Eyes - Eugene Onegin