25.02.–10.05.2024 / Opera

Eugen Onegin

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky
Fri 01.03.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:30
Circle of Friends-Premiere Opera
This performance will be recorded for online streaming, which will be available free of charge for six months from 23 March at www.operavision.eu. Please note that you may be in the camera's field of vision. By attending the performance, you give the Deutsche Oper am Rhein permission to make these recordings and to publish them for an unlimited period of time.
19:30 - 22:30
Family card Opera
19:30 - 22:30
For the last time this season Opera
Love comes too late. A story of passion and fear of commitment
Lyrical scenes in three acts
Libretto by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin S. Shilovsky after the verse novel by Alexander Pushkin
In Russian with German surtitles
approx. 3 hours, one interval
For all from 14 upwards
When Eugene Onegin enters Tatyana's orderly life, he appears to her like a character from her novels. The young, inexperienced woman falls head over heels in love with the urbane bon vivant. But he rejects her affection - his restless lifestyle is not suitable for a long-term relationship. Years later, the two meet again: the mature Tatyana has entered into a marriage of convenience with the much older Prince Gremin and has become a wealthy woman. Onegin is shocked to realise that Tatyana would have been the right one for him after all. But now she is the one who rejects his passionate confessions...

One year before "The Maid of Orleans", Peter I. Tchaikovsky achieved his international breakthrough as a composer with his setting of Pushkin's verse novel "Eugene Onegin" in 1879. His heartfelt sympathy for the unrequited lover Tatiana led Tchaikovsky to search for a musical expression that consciously sought to distance itself from the operatic pathos of its time. In his "Lyric Scenes" he outlined with a fine psychological sense the unfulfilled longings of a society that has grown tired of itself, which director Michael Thalheimer portrays in his fourth work for Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch den Freundeskreis der Deutschen Oper am Rhein e.V.
Musikalische Leitung
Konzeptionelle Vorbereitung
Eugen Onegin
Fürst Gremin
Ein Hauptmann
Mamuka Manjgaladze

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