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The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's <i>Eugene Onegin</i> in Concert

The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in Concert

Friday, February 26, 2010 7:30 PM

The world-renowned Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra returns with a concert version of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, based on the Pushkin novel, one of the most treasured works of Russian literature.

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Eugene Onegin in Concert

Note (as of Feb. 4): The performance date for Eugene Onegin in Concert has been changed to Fri., Feb. 26. This is one day earlier than previously scheduled.

Conducted by General and Artistic Director Valery Gergiev, Tchaikovsky's riveting opera Eugene Onegin is performed in concert for one night only. Based on the Pushkin novel, one of the most treasured works of Russian literature, the opera follows the dashing and worldly gentleman Eugene Onegin, who will come to regret his blasé rejection of the impressionable country girl Tatiana's love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend Lensky. The Mariinsky's performances of the work at the Kennedy Center in 2003 (as Kirov Opera) were "one of the great musical events of the season" (The Washington Post).

Performance Timing:  Approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Eugene Onegin: Alexey Markov
Tatyana: Irina Mataeva
Lensky: Sergey Semishkur
Olga: Ekaterina Semenchuk
Prince Gremin: Mikhail Petrenko
Madame Larina: Svetlana Volkova
Tatyana's Nurse: Elena Vitman
Mr. Triquet: Andrey Popov
Zaretski: Edem Umerov


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