Thu 08 Feb
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Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Theatre Severn with their new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Eugene Onegin.
With a narrative that is both romantic and thought-provoking, the central character is the fiercely intelligent but naïve Tatyana, whose entanglement with Onegin results in a wiser, sadder but ultimately self-reliant heroine.
This new chamber version will transpose 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 fought against 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 the original.
This is a coming-of-age story, a requiem for lost innocence and triumphant celebration of hard-won independence – told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever written.
Press for Previous Productions:
‘OperaUpClose is leading an artistic revolution’ Sunday Times
‘Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force’ The Guardian
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