April, May 2018 – Vancouver Opera, Eugene Onegin

Festival-PassVancouver Opera – Eugene Onegin

April 29 at 2:00pm
May 3 & 5 at 7:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and KS Shilovsky after Pushkin

Cast and Creative Teams
Onegin: Konstantin Shushakov
Tatiana: Svetlana Aksenova
Lensky: Alexey Dolgov
Olga: Carolyn Sproule
Prince Gremin: Goderdzi Janelidze

With the Vancouver Opera Chorus as peasants, guests of Madame Larina and guests at a ball in St. Petersburg and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

ConductorJonathan Darlington
Director: Tom Diamond
Scenic Designer: Scott Reid
Lighting Designer: Harry Frehner
Assistant Conductor/Chorus Director: Kinza Tyrrell

About Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is Russian Lyric Opera at its finest – based on the plot of Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin features an emotional tale packed with breathtaking music, choreography, and a duel that will render the audience speechless. Tchaikovsky, as always, brings many symphonic elements to Eugene Onegin including lavish orchestrations and stunning arias in what he described as “seven lyrical scenes”.

The performance will last approximately 3 hours, including 2 intermissions.

Sung in Russian with English SURTITLESTM

Heather Walker is a professional horn player and a core member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

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