Main Stage

16 May
2019 | Thursday
Pyotr Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin" Lyric scenes in three acts
Artists Credits
Choirmaster producer
Opera company
Valery Borisov, Chorus Master
Galina Solovieva, Costume Designer
Galina Solovieva, Costume Designer
Damir Ismagilov, Lighting Designer
Evgeny Arie, Stage Director
Premiere of this production: 15 May 2019

The performance has 2 intermissions

Libretto by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky based on the novel in verses of the same name byВ Alexander Pushkin.В 

Music Director:В Tugan SokhievВ 
Stage Director:В Eugeny AryeВ 
Set Designer:В Simon PastukhВ 
Costume Designer:В Galina SolovyovaВ 
Chief Chorus Master:В Valery BorisovВ 
Lighting Designer:В Damir Ismagilov


Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin have long ago broken all records for opera production longevity. And now the Bolshoi is about to offer our regenerated Russian society new interpretations of this masterpiece, embracing all recent developments in theatre and musicological thought. To work out new aesthetic principles for the stage treatment of Russian opera classics - is a colossal undertaking for which the Bolshoi Theatre has been preparing itself for many a year.

The new Eugene Onegin is more than a mechanical substitute of a new for an old production. The basic idea of the project is to return to the musical source, the composer’s initial conception, which he managed to realize at the Maly Theatre 1879 premiere of his lyrical scenes. "I will never give this opera to the Imperial Theatre Directorate, before it has been seen at the Conservatoire. I wrote it for the Conservatoire because it is not the routine and convention of a large stage, with its meaningless, if sumptuous productions, that I need here…" (From Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s letters to K. Altman).

The man responsible for this new, virtually chamber production of Tchaikovsky’s opera is Dmitri Tcherniakov, whose large scale opera productions have garnered many prizes. At the Bolshoi, Tcherniakov continues to develop the other trend in his staging stylistics, to which he put a start in his previous production for the Theatre’s New Stage - Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.

Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage Bol'shaya Dmitrovka Street, 4/2, Moscow, Russia
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