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Eugene Onegin
Educator Guide (Spanish)

Eugene Onegin

Story & Setting:

Based on the classic Russian novel by Alexander Pushkin, the story follows the unrequited love of naïve young Tatyana for the disillusioned and cynical title character, with tragic consequences. Deborah Warner’s Met production pushes the action from Pushkin's 1820s into the late 19th century, around the time of the opera’s premiere.

Opera Notes:

The thrilling, lyrical music of Eugene Onegin proves an excellent showcase for the emotional turmoil of this Russian Romantic-era literary cornerstone. Around the time Tchaikovsky began feverish working on Onegin, he received a love letter from a long-forgotten student named Antonia Milyukova, not unlike that sent by Tatyana to Onegin. This served as a major influence when he was composing the opera.

Sung in



3 hours & 45 minutes

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)


Onegin's Aria (Mariusz Kwiecien)

Met Opera (current production)

Final Scene (Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky)

Met Opera (current production)

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