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    Eugene Onegin

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    One of the most poignant lyrical «scenes» in the Russian repertoire, revisited by Stéphane Braunschweig and the young conductor Karina Canellakis.

    Eugène Onéguine
    Eugène Onéguine © Vincent Pontet
    Répétitions d'Eugène Onéguine
    Eugène Onéguine © Vincent Pontet
    Eugène Onéguine
    Eugène Onéguine © Vincent Pontet
    Eugène Onéguine
    Eugène Onéguine © Vincent Pontet

    Karina Canellakis | direction
    Stéphane Braunschweig | staging and scenography
    Marion Lévy | choreography
    Thibault Vancraenenbroeck | costumes
    Marion Hewlett | lights

    Mireille Delunsch | Larina
    Gelena Gaskarova | Tatyana
    Alisa Kolosova | Olga
    Jean-François Borras | Vladimir Lenski
    Jean-Sébastien Bou | Eugene Oneguin
    Jean Teitgen | Prince Gremin
    Delphine Haidan | Filippyevna
    Yuri Kissin | The captain / Zaretski
    Marcel Beekman | Triquet
    Stanislas Siwiorek | Guillot 

    Orchestre National de France
    Chœur de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux | direction Salvatore Caputo

    Cécile Fargues, Justine Lebas, Ilario Santoro, Stanislas Siwiorek

    Vannina Santoni is expecting a happy event and will not be able to take up the challenge of the role of Tatiana. She will be replaced by the Russian soprano Gelena Gaskarova.

    Opera sung in russian, with French and English subtitles

    The work of the poet Pushkin was one of the most important sources of inspiration for Russian musicians in the second half of the 19th century. Tchaikovsky used his verse poem Eugene Onegin to compose an intimate and nostalgic work about the passing of time, lost love and betrayed friendship. Tchaikovsky's genius as a melodist and orchestrator magnifies the full range of feelings that animate three young people caught up in the throes of first love, doubts, nostalgia for a past that is gone forever and missed opportunities. Three romantic heroes with a solitary and thwarted destiny are torn apart: Tatiana, a romantic young girl in search of the absolute, Onegin, a dandy hiding an inner emptiness under an affected disdain, and Lensky, a poet whose literary ideal is leading him astray. Between these three, passions and disillusionment play out. Wounded hearts and broken friendships will give way to regrets, but all too late. Pushkin had his eponymous hero say "And happiness was so close". That says it all.

    This unfortunate trio will be performed by Gelena Gaskarova (Tatiana), Jean-Sébastien Bou (Onegin) and Jean-François Borras (Lensky). A special mention to the presence of the too rare Mireille Delunsch as Lady Larina. To stage this intimate drama, the talent of Stéphane Braunschweig, who captivated us a few years ago with his Don Giovanni and who has just been reappointed as director of the Théâtre de l'Odéon, will be on hand. A feminine wind of freshness should blow over the musicians of the National with the first Parisian pit for the young American conductor Karina Canellakis.

    COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | Opéra national de Bordeaux
    France Musique broadcasts this opera on Saturday December 25 at 8 p.m. 
    En partenariat avec

    Avec le soutien de Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mécène principale des opéras mis en scène au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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