Despite the fact that the Russian composer PI Tchaikovsky wrote nine operas, he achieved the biggest success with two operas based on Pushkin stories, Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades. Pushkin's rhyme novel Eugene Onegin was published between 1823 and 1831 and became a cult reading shortly afterwards. Onegin is a typical example of a so-called worthless man. A young pensive girl Tatiana falls in love with him and reveals her sentiments to him in a letter. Onegin cold-heartedly refuses her and when he kills his best friend, the poet Lensky, in a duel he flees abroad. When he returns after many years, in the general Gremin's wife he recognizes Tatiana, the girl that once so openly confessed her love to him. Now the tables are turned; Onegin reveals his love to Tatiana who, despite still loving him, remains faithful to her husband and refuses Onegin.
We perform the opera in original Russian with Czech subtitles.
Premiere on 15 October 2016 at the Grand Theatre.
Tobacco products are used in the performance.