19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd August
Sheffield City Hall Ballroom, 7.30pm
Widely regarded as Tchaikovsky’s greatest operatic work, Eugene Onegin is a tumultuous and epic Russian drama that follows the life of the disenchanted and visionless twenty-something year old Eugene and the events that ultimately lead to his downfall. Moving to the country he strikes up a friendship with Lensky, a poet, and becomes the subject of the young socialite Tatyana’s infatuation. After rejecting her advances and flirting with her sister Olga, whom happens to be Lensky’s betrothed, a disastrous duel drives Eugene to despair.
All set to the stunning music of Tchaikovsky, Opera on Location bring you an innovative and exciting production that will delve into the story and shine a light on the difference between our public personas and our private identities. Asking, when are we our true selves? Can we ever truly let go of our egos and give ourselves to another? Can we move forward from regrets we have or will they haunt us forever? All whilst bringing to life the humour, sorrow and romance of this passionate and turbulent saga.
Sung in English, Eugene Onegin will be performed in the round with the Sheffield City Hall Ballroom providing the backdrop for the action. With its high ceilings and decadent, marble features, you will be easily transported to the lively and exciting ballroom scenes and to the climactic and dramatic finale set in Prince Gremin’s palace.
Tickets are priced at £20 (£18 concessions) and are available here or by calling: 0114 2789 789 or 0114 2233 777