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Eugene Onegin

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The elegant Thomas Hampson is Eugene Onegin, a handsome young man who coldly spurns the love of shy Tatiana (Solveig Kringelborn) and flirts with the fiancée of his best friend Lensky (Marcello Giordani)—which leads to a duel in which Lensky is killed. But Onegin’s disregard for other people is turned on its head years later when he meets a more mature and self-assured Tatiana, no longer a country girl but the beautiful wife of Prince Gremin (Robert Lloyd). This time it is Onegin who pours out his heart—only to be left alone.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Feb 23, 2002


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky and the composer, based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin

Run Time

2 HRS 28 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet