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Eugene Onegin

at Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston MA

Apr 05 - 08 2018
Eugene Onegin

Onegin, a sophisticated and jaded young aristocrat, captivates Tatyana, but when she declares her love for him, he cruelly rejects her. Years later, Onegin attempts to rekindle the flame, but Tatyana refuses to betray her husband.

Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel is one of the towering classics of Russian literature, making Tchaikovsky hesitant to set it as an opera even though he was strongly attracted to the story. He decided to approach the opera as a series of scenes from the novel, instead of fully realizing every moment. He attempted to avoid the full glare of critical opinion by premiering the opera at the Moscow Conservatory in 1879. It took two additional years before Eugene Onegin was presented at the

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