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Eugene
Onegin

Kvinne i rød kjole som beveger seg vekk fra to engstelige menn i mørke klær Photo: Erik Berg
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Running
11. February–12. March
SCENE
Main Stage
Duration
3 h 15 min / 1 break

Intense, romantic opera by Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin is an intimate encounter with youthful infatuation. It is also a powerful story about something familiar to us all: the passing of time, the chances we didn’t take – and that deep down, we are all alone.

The opera could have just as aptly been called Tatjana Larin. After all, it is as much her story as it is anyone else’s. It is about when she sees him for the first time – the handsome, well-travelled and self-confident Onegin. And it is about when, 16 years later, he sees Tatjana – a modern, well-read and beautiful woman. But by then it’s too late. 

Tumultuous love 

It’s a bitter cold winter. We’re at the Larin Family estate outside of St. Petersburg, where Mrs Larin lives with her daughters, Olga and Tatjana. When Olga’s fiancée Lensky introduces Tatjana to his friend Onegin, the lives of the four youths change forever. 

Lyrical scenes 

Eugene Onegin features oversized choir scenes and oversized music. Yet it is also an intimate work that takes us into the remote corners of the human mind – inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s novel. Tchaikovsky referred to the opera as ‘lyrical scenes’ and could not imagine it being performed on major opera stages. He was wrong. Since premiering at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1881, it has become a well-established opera in opera houses around the world. 

Sweet reunion 

The opera delighted both audiences and critics when it premiered here in 2020. Now, as then, Svetlana Aksenova is performing the role of Tatjana, and Opera Director Randi Stene is starred as Larina, while Iiuri Samolov is singing the role of Onegin. 

Director Christof Loy is known for his strong directing skills and has been nominated ‘Opera Director of the Year’ by trade magazine Opernwelt no fewer than three times. The magazine also described his Eugen Onegin in Oslo as one of the best opera performances of 2020. 

  •  Free introduction one hour before the performance 
  • Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Liceu Opera, Barcelona.  

  

... the most beautiful and passionate music ever to have risen from the Norwegian National Opera’s orchestra pit. 

NRK 

  

... an intensely tantalising production performed between white walls – not in the pacifying plush of the Czarist days, but so ‘naked’ that it invigorates or softens our hearts and everything in them for a few hours. 

Vårt Land 

  

Artistic team and cast

  • Music
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Libretto
    Konstantin Shilovsky, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel
  • Original title
    Yevgény Onégin
  • Conductor
    Patrik Ringborg
  • Director
    Christof Loy
  • Set design
    Raimund Orfeo Voigt
  • Costumes
    Herbert Murauer
  • Lighting design
    Olaf Winter
  • Choreography
    Andreas Heise
  • Participants
    Opera Chorus, Opera Orchestra
    • Eugen Onegin
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Tatjana
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Lenskij
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Fyrst Gremin
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Olga
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Larina
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Filipjevna
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Triquet
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Kapteinen
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • En forsanger
    • Eldre hushjelp
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Eldre tjener
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Yngre tjener
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Første yngre tjenestepike
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Andre yngre tjenestepike
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Yngre hushjelp
      • Clara Cozzolino
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
    • Stallgutt
        • 11. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 15. Feb 2023 19:00
        • 17. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 25. Feb 2023 18:00
        • 1. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 3. Mar 2023 18:00
        • 9. Mar 2023 19:00
        • 12. Mar 2023 18:00
Price
100–900 kr
  • Saturday 11. February
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Wednesday 15. February
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Friday 17. February
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Saturday 25. February
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Wednesday 1. March
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Friday 3. March
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Thursday 9. March
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Sunday 12. March
    18:00 / Main Stage