John Cranko’s Onegin at Royal Opera House

The full company of The Royal Ballet are on stage for the drama and passion of John Cranko’s Onegin.

At the heart of the story – taken from Pushkin’s great novel Yyvgeny Onegin – are Tatiana and Onegin himself. While she blooms from provincial young girl to sophisticated St Petersburg aristocrat, he descends from high-handed indifference to overwhelming despair. There is the drama of a duel in which Onegin kills his best friend Lensky, and the tragedy this brings to Lensky’s own love Olga. And there is the ultimate irony of double unrequited love – while Onegin at first spurns Tatiana, it is her rejection of him that will bring down on him the final crushing blow.

Stage designs and music taken from Tchaikovsky in a specially created score bring vividly alive the world of imperial Russia to complete a ballet of colour, drama, beauty and passion.

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