Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from Covent Garden

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pavol Breslik as Lensky in Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' from London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Pavol Breslik as Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. (© ROH/Bill Cooper)

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A brooding masterpiece, Tchaikovsky's dark drama Eugene Onegin deals with a caddish aristocrat whose indifference towards others turns full circle and comes back to destroy him. It's the first of four productions this summer from London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Baritone Simon Keenlyside sings the title role, with soprano Krassimira Stoyanova as Tatyana, in a production led by conductor Robin Ticciati.

Cast:

Robin Ticciati: Conductor

Eugene Onegin: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Tatyana: Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Lensky: Pavol Breslik (tenor)

Prince Gremin: Peter Rose (bass)

Olga: Elena Maximova (mezzo-soprano)

Larina: Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano)

Filipyevna: Kathleen Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)

Triquet: Christophe Mortagne (tenor)

Zaretsky: Jihoon Kim (bass)

Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

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