About Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera
This production from Deborah Warner of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s lyric opera stars Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Onegin, the one who thoughtlessly rejects Tatiana only to realize his love for her too late. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse, the story covers a grand sweep of mood and scenery, ending in a climactic snowstorm. Robin Ticciati conducts from the podium.
Sung in Russian with Met Titles in English, German, and Spanish.
Performances vary from March 30 to April 22, 2017.
Three hours and 38 minutes with two intermissions
Good for kids?
This production, sung in Russian, may not be enjoyed by younger children.
Did you know?
The first performance of Onegin in Hamburg in 1892 was conducted by Gustav Mahler. Tchaikovsky was present and received numerous ovations over the course of the evening, including several curtain calls.
Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, as well as Tchaikovsky’s operatic version, are iconic works of art in Russian culture, touching on themes of personal identity and the stifling nature of social convention.
The Metropolitan Opera House Location Information:
Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
1 to 66th St./Lincoln Center