She loves him, he loves her not. He loves her, she…
When Tatyana, a young country girl with a penchant for romance stories, meets the sophisticated and cynical Eugene Onegin, she falls in love at first sight. He turns her down—but when the two have a chance meeting years later, Onegin is astonished by the poised and confident woman Tatyana has become, and realizes he may have made a mistake. Will Tatyana return his love? Or will his earlier actions come back to haunt him? Tchaikovsky’s ardent, achingly beautiful music meets Pushkin’s riveting tale of self absorption, self discovery, and pride driven past the point of no return in this remarkable tour-de-force, brought to life with stunning, atmospheric sets in the spectacular Brockman Hall for Opera.
Sung in Russian with English surtitles.
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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Stephanie Rhodes Russell recently completed a residency as Conducting Fellow with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra where she appeared regularly with the ensemble leading education, family, and community concerts while serving as cover conductor for the symphonic subscription series. She is the recipient of a 2019 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, designed to aid outstanding young conductors in developing their talents and careers.
Award winning director, Paul Curran, is one of the most sought after stage directors of his generation. A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, he was Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera from 2007 – 2011. As a freelance stage director, his productions have been seen at the highest level internationally, including critically acclaimed productions for La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera New York.