Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel “Eugene Onegin” returns to the stage in the ballet devised by the late great choreographer John Cranko, giving those with ballet tickets a new opportunity to witness a classic piece of work from some renowned talents. Over the years it has been held in high regard, with the original novel receiving considerable attention in its time and Cranko’s ballet becoming amongst his best known works. When it appears at the Royal Opera House this January, audiences can expect a spectacular showcase featuring some highly skilled performers as “Onegin” delights crowds all over again.
The original novel of “Eugene Onegin” introduces us to a wealth of memorable characters, including the title role – a city dweller who has grown tired of his life and who inherits an estate in the countrywide. Whilst there he meets his neighbour Lensky, who is engaged to Olga, and they spark up a friendship that eventually leads to his meeting with Olga’s sister Tatiana. She instantly falls for Onegin, but he rejects her advances in a humiliating fashion – something he may later come to regret.
The story is a classic and audiences continue to relish in its gripping set up and its satisfying pay-off.
Cranko combined the story by Pushkin with music from Tchaikovsky to bring “Onegin” to the stage as a renowned ballet and with its complex, though compelling, plot it has managed to attract many admirers since it was first staged. There are many things for audiences to enjoy with this, with Cranko’s choreography working alongside the music arrangement by Kurt-Heinz Stolze and the designs of Jürgen Rose. As a result, this is not one to miss.
“Onegin” makes its appearance at the Royal Opera House from Saturday 19th January 2013.
|Booking From:||Friday, 27th February 2015|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 27th February 2015|
|Running Time:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
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