When a young poet visits his fiancée bringing along a mysterious friend, her introverted sister falls head over heels in love only to be coldly rejected. Years later they meet again…
Not only did Eugene Onegin ensure Tchaikovsky’s breakthrough as an opera composer, it was also a unique contribution to modern music theatre, offering a sweeping panorama of young people’s emotions.
Barrie Kosky’s staging features an opulent stage design that underscores the poetry of the characters and their tragedy with the vastness of natural space as a metaphor.
View this production, free, on OperaVision from May 2.