Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is a Russian lyric opera filled with celebratory tunes, an infectious waltz, passion-soaked arias, plush orchestration, and even a dramatic pistol duel.
Based on the poetry of Pushkin, the story is about two friends who fall into a jealous argument at a dance over the young and beautiful Tatyana, ultimately challenging each other to a duel. Onegin is victorious, but runs into Tatyana years later and discovers that she has married Prince Gremin. Onegin writes Tatyana a love letter and demands a meeting, at which Tatyana acknowledges the reciprocal love but ultimately chooses to honor her promise to Gremin. She flees the stage in tears and Onegin is left alone.
The concert will feature conductor Fabio Luisi and the Dallas Symphony Chorus under the direction of Joshua Habermann. Baritone Etienne Dupuis stars as Eugene Onegin and soprano Nicole Car as Tatyana.