EUGEN ONEGIN

Monday, August 27, 2018 - Start: 8:00 PM

Lyric scenes in three acts by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Salzburg Festival, 2007, Großes Festspielhaus – in Russian). A production of ORF and UNITEL

Peter Mattei in the title role and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Prince Gremin in “Eugene Onegin”.
Peter Mattei in the title role and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Prince Gremin in “Eugene Onegin”.
Peter Mattei
Peter Mattei
The opera tells the story of two outsiders: Onegin, a young dandy from St. Petersburg, has enjoyed all the delights the big city has to offer within his short career as a playboy, and feels nothing but ennui. An inheritance makes him the owner of a country estate. In the country, his equally young neighbour Lensky introduces him to Tatjana, who is prone to escaping the narrowness of her provincial world into the fantasy world of her novels. Onegin coolly rejects Tatjana’s love for him. After Onegin has killed Lensky, who was engaged to Tatjana’s sister Olga, in a duel, he begins travelling the world aimlessly. After three years, he meets Tatjana again – she has now married a high-ranking general. He realizes that he has missed his one chance at happiness in life.

Cast

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim | Director: Andrea Breth | Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic | Duration: 180 Minutes | Featuring: Peter Mattei (Onegin), Anna Samuil (Tatjana), Ekaterina Gubanova (Olga), Joseph Kaiser (Lensky), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Prince Gremin), Renée Morloc (Larina)