Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia
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.
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours 30 min with one intermission.
"An anguished, exuberant and arrestingly beautiful play with indelible wordless moments" – NY Times
"One of the most extraordinary nights at the theatre I have ever known" – London Telegraph
"A dazzlingly unconventional homage to Pushkin. Marvelous!" – London Guardian
The idea, literary composition and staging: Rimas Tuminas
Set design: Adomas Jacovskis
Costumes: Mariya Danilova
Music: Faustas Latenas
Choreographer: Angelica Cholina
Musical director: Tatiana Agaeva
Lighting Designer: Maya Shavdatuashvili
Eugene Onegin: Sergey Makovetskiy & Victor Dobronravov
Retired Hussar: Artur Ivanov
Vladimir Lensky: Oleg Makarov & Vasily Simonov
Tatyana Larina: Eugeniya Kregzhde
Olga Larina: Natalia Vinokurova
"Tatyana's Dream": Irina Kupchenko
Nanny, Dancing Master: Liudmila Maksakova
Eugene Onegin, Barbican, review: 'quite brilliant',The Telegraph UK
Pushkin and Chekhov stagings to be shown in U.S. and Canada cinemas, Russia Beyond The Headlines
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