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Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

3 h, incl. 1 interval (30 min)
9.2.2024 – 19.3.2024
Main Stage
Price range
20–122 €
Russian. Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Age recommendation
Good to know
Sign language interpretation on 14 Feb and 16 Mar

An opera that echoes with great yearning

The dashing Onegin rebuffs the affections of the young Tatyana, and the love of Olga’s life, Lensky, dies in a duel. Years later, Onegin confesses his love to Tatyana, but it’s already too late. No one seems to find happiness, and the chance for love slips through their fingers.

Eugene Onegin is an opera about unfulfilled yearning. Everyone is unhappy – except for the audience, who will be enraptured by Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s haunting and evocative music. Eugene Onegin is a timeless opera classic, which explores themes of first love and heartbreak that resonate with everyone. Marco Arturo Marelli’s brilliant interpretation delivers beauty that elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Tatyana falls in love with Onegin and writes a letter to him, but Onegin doesn’t care about her. Olga has found love with Lensky, but their happiness comes to a bitter end in his duel with Onegin. Years later, Onegin returns and finds Tatyana married to Gremin. It’s his turn to write a love letter, but Tatyana has already made her choice.

The full synopsis and other background information in the programme leaflet.

creative team

Pjotr Tšaikovski
Libretto after the verse novel by Pushkin
Pjotr Tšaikovski, Konstantin Šilovski
Alan Buribayev
Marco Arturo Marelli
Marco Arturo Marelli
Dagmar Niefind
Lighting design
Marco Arturo Marelli


Eugene Onegin
Iurii Samoilov
Aistė Piliba
Anu Ontronen
Merle Silmato
Prince Gremin
Matti Turunen
Roland Liiv
Sampo Haapaniemi
Juhana Suninen

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Sign language interpretation in performances on 14 February and 16 March.

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