Stage Russia HD opens its inaugural season with the magical production of Eugene Onegin, a newly reimagined version of the Alexander Pushkin poem created and directed by renowned director, Rimas Tuminas, captured live on stage at The Vakhtangov Theatre.
Eugene Onegin has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th Century Russian life. Tuminas’ production unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.
There are two Onegin’s on stage: The mature one recalling the events of a quarter century earlier, and the second, younger one who takes part in them. There are two Lensky’s on stage as well: The young Lensky as he was during the events which led to his death in a duel, and the second an imaginary white-haired companion of Onegin, the one whom Lensky could have become had he not been killed.
The scale of the production constantly changes; 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.
A production referred to as “exuberant, indelible and arrestingly beautiful” by the New York Times, The Vakhtangov Theatre’s Eugene Onegin, starring the incomparable Sergey Makovetskiy in the title role, is a sumptuous work that will leave you with enough beautiful memories and images to last a lifetime.
Image by: ® Elena Saltevskaya
Language: Presented in Russian with English subtitles
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Saturday 29 April 1pm
Sunday 30 April 1pm
Eugene Onegin: Sergey Makovetskiy & Victor Dobronravov
Retired Hussar: Vladimir Simonov
Vladimir Lensky: Oleg Makarov
Tatyana Larina: Eugeniya Kregzhde
Olga Larina: Natalia Vinokurova
“Tatyana’s Dream”: Irina Kupchenko
Nanny, dancing master: Liudmila Maksakova
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