Pre / post shows talks
Talks are to take place at The Athenaum Lecture Room:
Pre-Show Talk - Wed 16 Apr (6pm)
Pre-Show Talk - Thu 17 Apr (6:15pm)
WNO’s Expore Opera - Sat 19 Apr (2pm-4pm)
An informal discussion with members of the company who will be talking about Eurgene Onegin, singing some of the songs and exploring the opera’s music and themes. No reservation necessary.
Welsh National Opera (WNO)- Eugene Onegin
Eugene Onegin is one of the central works of Russian culture, based on a dramatic poem by Pushkin with an overwhelming score by Tchaikovsky. A story of lost love set amidst the glittering grandeur and emotions of Imperial Russian Society, it is an evening of great musical drama.
What could be more heartbreaking than when young Tatyana declares her love for Onegin in a passionate letter, only to be immediately and heartlessly rejected? Only after she marries Prince Gremin and becomes part of aristocratic society in St Petersburg does Onegin understand his true passion for her. Tatyana's subsequent rejection of Onegin is both tragic and driven by her commitment to duty, honour and nobility.
A world-class company
Directot James Macdonald
Designer Tobias Hoheisel
Lighting Designer Andreas Gruter
Choreographer Stuart Hopps
Cast includes Gary Magee, Nuccia Focile, Paul Charles Clarke, Brindley Sherratt, Anna Burford, Kathleen Wilkinson & Naomi Harvey.