Eugene Onegin

FESTIVAL THEATRE / EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2019

KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN / BARRIE KOSKY / AINĀRS RUBIĶIS

Komische Oper Berlin return to the International Festival for Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera, based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel. Tchaikovsky’s heart-breaking love story uses the author’s poetry to create lyrical scenes that contrast the austerities of country life with the excesses and opulence of the Russian imperial court.

Playful, radical and perceptive, Kosky is one of the most renowned directors working in opera today. Rising star Asmik Grigorian, whose performance as Strauss’s Salome at the Salzburg Festival recently met with universal adoration, takes the central role of Tatyana. Eugene Onegin is conducted by Latvian-born Ainārs Rubiķis, Komische Oper Berlin’s recently appointed Music Director.

Libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, after Alexander Pushkin

Günter PapendellMichael Nagy^ Eugene Onegin
Asmik GrigorianNatalya Pavlova^ Tatyana
Karolina GumosMaria Fiselier^ Olga
Oleksiy Palchykov* Aleš Briscein^ Lensky
Liliana Nikiteanu Larina
Dimitry Ivashchenko Gremin
Margarita Nekrasova Filippyevna
Christoph Späth Triquet
Samuli Taskinen Zaretsky

*15 & 17 Aug ^16 Aug

Barrie Kosky Director
Ainārs Rubiķis Conductor
Rebecca Ringst Stage Designer
Klaus Bruns Costume Designer
Franck Evin Lighting Designer
David Cavelius Chorus Master
Simon Berger Dramaturgy

Xavi Montojo