Dicapo's 2010-11 season concludes with Tchaikovsky's celebrated opera Eugene Onegin, Pushkin's story of a selfish hero who lives to regret his callous rejection of a young woman's love - and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. The libretto follows closely Pushkin's immortal novel written in verse. First performed at Moscow's Maly Theatre in 1879, Eugene Onegin conveys the romance and drama of a vanished world that the passage of time has reduced to the mere dimensions of a paperweight filled with snow. Born in Kiev, Moscow Conservatory-trained conductor Semyon Vekshtein last performed Onegin - with its unforgettable solo aria for Tatyana in the "Letter Scene" and the famous waltz and polonaise - in a joint production of the Montreal Opera and Florentine Opera Milwaukee.
In Russian with dicapotitles.