Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose comes to the Arcola for the first time with a new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping opera, Eugene Onegin.
A coming-of-age story, a requiem for lost innocence and a triumphant celebration of hard-won independence, it is told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever written.
This new chamber version transposes the story of Tatyana’s sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp of the women’s liberation movement when new thinking stood up to the old ways.
Infatuation and self-restraint do battle in a well-tailored world of sleek suits and full skirts, with seasonal allusions to the snow-swept Russian landscape of Alexander Pushkin’s original novel.
|Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
|Best||£22 (£19 conc, £17 previews)|
|Standard||£20 (£17 conc, £15 previews)|
|Value||£16 (£14 conc, £12 previews)|
|Restricted||£12 (£10 previews)|
Tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinee performances every Saturday at 3pm and on Wednesday 20 December 3pm
Press Nights: 29 & 30 November, 7.30pm
Free post-show discussions
Saturday 2 December, 3pm: Jeannie Theatre Conversations
Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »
Running time: 120 minutes approximately (including interval).