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Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Referred to by the New York Times as “…exuberant and arrestingly beautiful”, and by the London Telegraph theatre critic as “…one of the most extraordinary nights at the theatre I have ever known”, Rimas Tuminas’ miraculous Eugene Onegin is, at long last available to a world-wide audience. 


The play unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair. 


Filmed before a live audience from Moscow's venerable Vakhtangov Theatre.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours 10 minutes



Created and Directed by Rimas Tuminas
Set Design – Adomas Jacovskis
Costumes – Mariya Danilova
Music – Faustas Latenas
Choreographer – Angelica Cholina
Musical director – Tatiana Agaeva
Lighting Designer – Maya Shavdatuashvili

CAST (Partial)

Eugene Onegin (Older) – Sergey Makovetskiy 

Eugene Onegin (Younger) – Victor Dobronravov
Retired Hussar – Artur Ivanov
Vladimir Lensky (Younger) – Vasily Simonov

Vladimir Lensky (Older) – Oleg Makarov 
Tatyana Larina – Eugeniya Kregzhde
Olga Larina – Natalia Vinokurova

"Tatyana's Dream" – Irina Kupchenko

Nanny, Dancing Master – Liudmila Maksakova



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