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Written by Alexander Pushkin

Red Torch Theatre, Novosibirsk

Timofey Kulyabin's Golden Mask Award winning Onegin removes all expectations of Pushkin's novel in verse and places you not in some historical epoch, but in today's world, immersed in the inner thoughts, hopes, despairs, passions and disappointments that drift in, through and around the 4 central figures, Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky. There are no grand balls, no fans, no lorgnettes, no "Encyclopedia of Russian life". Just a quiet love story that perfectly conveys the attitude of the great poet and how very much his masterwork still resonates with our 21st century reality.

Winner 2 Golden Mask Awards 


"Every gesture, stare or word is infused with Pushkin's mercilessness and tenderness" – Russian Sibnet


"Director Timofey Kulyabin is one of the most interesting directors of his generation and a virtuoso pro" – St Petersburg Theatre Journal

Photos: Viktor Dmitriev, Frol Podlesny, Igor Ignatov

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 hours 26 minutes

About the Director: Timofey Kulyabin is one of the most prominent young directors in Russia today. At 35, he has already staged nearly two dozen productions across the Russian Federation as well as internationally in France, Austria, Romania, Germany, and Switzerland. In 2016, he was commissioned by Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre to stage Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale and in 2019 he will offer up a new staging there of Dvořák's opera Rusalka. Kulyabin's production of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov was presented in New York City this past June to great acclaim. 

Creative Team

Director – Timofey Kulyabin

Set Design – Oleg Golovko

Choreographer – Artur Oschepkov

Lighting Designer – Denis Solntsev

Assistant director – Natalya Yarushkina


Onegin – Pavel Polyakov

Lensky – Sergey Bogomolov

Olga – Valeriya Kruchinina

Tatyana – Daria Emelyanova

Zaretsky – Georgy Bolonev

Nanny – Elena Zhdanova

Tatyana's husband – Konstantin Kolesnik

and Irina Krivonos, Linda Akhmetzyanova, Daniil Lyapustin

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