WNO: Eugene Onegin
About WNO: Eugene Onegin
Time shifts desires—and one man will regret his choice—in Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited love and missed opportunities, inspired by Pushkin’s novel. Young Tatiana confesses her devotion to the worldly Onegin, but his cold refusal devastates her. Years later, when Tatiana matures, it is Onegin who begs for her love. Will Tatiana embrace the man she once longed for? Or will Onegin forever be the victim of his own bitter decision?
More than 30 years have passed since WNO last staged this dramatic tale of rejection and remorse, and now a visually stunning production marks its return. Complete with lush period costumes, majestic ballroom scenes, and a deadly duel, "Eugene Onegin" is a provocative tale of rejection and regret.