Pride comes before a fall
San Francisco Opera's Centennial season continues with the high drama of Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin. A young woman's unrequited love sets off a deadly chain of events in this radiant opera, full of sweeping romantic melodies and intense scenes as the titular Eugene Onegin's fixation on appearances leads him to a fatal duel.
Vassilis Christopoulos conducts Robert Carsen's thrilling production, with Gordon Bitner and Evgenia Muraveva making their company debuts as Eugene and Tatyana.
What is the story?
When Eugene Onegin, a fun-loving and narcissistic young gentleman, accompanies his best friend, Lensky, to the Larin Country State in St. Petersburg his life is ultimately turned upside down as he meets the modest and quiet Tatyana. Initially rejecting her advances, Onegin goes on his way unaware that a mere five years later his encounter with the young girl will change both their lives beyond repair.