The Dorset Opera Festival - Eugene Onegin
Runtime: 200mins Rating: LIVE
Eugene Onegin is based on Pushkin’s novel-in-verse of the same name, and tells the story of the Russian aristocrat who selfishly rejects the young Tatyana’s declaration of love...read more
Eugene Onegin is based on Pushkin’s novel-in-verse of the same name, and tells the story of the Russian aristocrat who selfishly rejects the young Tatyana’s declaration of love. In his boredom, he flirts with her beautiful sister, Olga - fiancée of his best friend Lensky. On discovering this, Lensky foolishly challenges Onegin to a duel and is killed. In shame, Onegin travels the world, and years later, when it is too late, he returns to Russia to seek out Tatyana…
Eugene Onegin contains wonderfully evocative choruses; glorious arias for Onegin, Lensky, Prince Gremin, and famously Tatyana’s ‘Letter scene’; all topped off with Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Polonaise.
Also in repertoire: Verdi’s Macbeth (27, 29, 30 July at 19:00)
The Dorset Opera Festival, now in its 42nd year, is recognised as the South West’s own mini-Glyndebourne. Set amid 400 acres of idyllic rolling countryside near Blandford Forum, this is your opportunity to see international opera stars live in performance in our 600-seat theatre. With a full orchestra and a chorus of 75, this is Grand Opera in the true sense of the words.
Complete your visit with a luxury picnic hamper or a full 5-course Opera Dinner. Our huge marquee bar is open two hours before the performance and throughout the long (45 min) interval.
UPDATE - 20TH JULY: Please note, a limited number of tickets for re-sale have become available. For details, please call our Box Office on 01202 499199.