Libretto by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse
The opera was written in 1878. This version will first performed in Perm in 2022.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
is the first opera premiere at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2022. The production is a double debut: Mikhail Tatarnikov, a musical director and conductor, performs at the Perm Opera for the first time, while for stage director Vladislavs Nastavševs, the “lyrical scenes” are his first work on the big opera stage.
Conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov has established himself as one of the leading specialists in the Russian opera repertoire both in Russia and abroad. Last summer, Tatarnikov was the musical director of a new production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov
in London (directed by David Pountney at the Grange Park Opera). His upcoming projects include a production of Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades
at the Semperoper Dresden.
Director Vladislavs Nastavševs’ first opera production, Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, first performed at the Pokrovsky Chamber Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in December 2020, was acclaimed by the press as one of the highlights of the past theatre season and received eight nominations at the “Golden Mask” National Theatre Award. A graduate of the Saint-Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy (under Lev Dodin) and stage directing course at the Central Saint Martins, Nastavševs has staged his first drama productions in London and Riga. The Gogol Center, Moscow, discovered him for Russian audiences.
The production is supported by “Gubernia” charitable foundation
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