“Visually, this production of John Cranko’s Onegin is a stunner, moving from triumph to triumph from the minute the lights come up.” – Toronto Sun
Pushkin’s celebrated verse-novel, Eugene Onegin,
is interpreted with flawless storytelling skill by choreographer John Cranko and features lavish sets and costumes by Tony
Award-winner, Santo Loquasto. With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love: while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naïve Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a final crushing blow. The incomparable music of Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky brings alive the world of Imperial Russia with beauty, drama and passion in this New Production.
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