Trailer: Eugene Onegin

"Michael Boyd’s staging brings out the emotional complexity of Tchaikovsky’s popular opera."
George Hall, The Stage
4 January
2021

Ingrams Circle, Constellation & Patron Booking Deadline

25 January
2021

Special Friend & Friend Booking Deadline

23 March
2021

Affiliate Members Booking Opens

30 March
2021

GO≤35 Booking Opens

23 April
2021

Public Booking Opens

Performances
3, 5, 12, 18 June 2021
1, 5, 9, 16, 18, 23 July 2021
Start Time: 6pm

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
June 2021
Thursday 3 June
Saturday 5 June
Saturday 12 June
Friday 18 June
July 2021
Thursday 1 July
Monday 5 July
Friday 9 July
Friday 16 July
Sunday 18 July
Friday 23 July
Start time: 
6pm
Music for the Eyes - Eugene Onegin