Eugene Onegin

Sat 6 - Fri 19 July 2019

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–93)

Libretto by the composer, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse.
Sung in English, with side-titles.

A Buxton International Festival production, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Artistic Director Adrian Kelly makes his conducting debut at Buxton International Festival with this production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Eugene Onegin is a classic tale of first love and painful rejection; of broken friendships, love and regret. When the young, romantic Tatyana is introduced to the dashing, unconventional Eugene Onegin, she believes that he is the hero of her dreams. However, he rejects her, flirting instead with her sister Olga, which angers Lensky, Olga’s fiancé and Onegin’s only friend. What follows will change all of their lives forever.

The young members of the cast of Eugene Onegin are all new to the Buxton Festival.

Lyric Soprano Shelley Jackson is forging an international career singing roles including Anna Bolena and Mimì. Angharad Lyddon represents Wales at the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. David Webb is a Harewood Artist at English National Opera, and has also been a recent visitor to the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals.

George Humphreys has performed throughout Europe at theatres such as the Royal Opera House, Komische Oper Berlin and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Director Jamie Manton achieved great critical success for his innovative production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan at English National Opera. This is his debut for the Buxton Festival.


Public booking opens 1 April 2019.

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Creatives and cast

Adrian Kelly
Conductor

Jamie Manton
Director

Jasmine Ricketts
Movement Director

Justin Nardella
Designer

Zoe Spurr
Lighting Designer

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Shelley Jackson
Tatyana

Angharad Lyddon
Olga, Tatyana’s sister

David Webb
Lensky

George Humphreys
Onegin

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