For a small stage Tchaikovsky conceived his own words Eugene Onegin, for the modest means of a conservatory, as with students of the Moscow Conservatory at the Maly Theater also happened at the first performance in 1879. Otherwise - the composer - you run the risk that his work was portrayed in size, power and pathos and misunderstood it. Our version remembers back to the original intentions of the composer and emphasizes the intimate nature of this "lyrical scenes".
Youth in the Russian province: While Olga carefree enjoying life to the side of her fiancé Lensky, her sister Tatjana dreams of breaking out of the confines of her home town. When one day the worldly Onegin enters her life, Tatiana projected all their aspirations for him. In a letter she confesses her love to him, but Onegin is not interested in marriage, and rejects her. In order to provoke his friend Lensky, Onegin dances at a festival in honor of Tatyana's the whole evening with Olga. The situation escalates: Lensky challenges Onegin to a duel and subject. After many years in which he has traveled restlessly full of guilt about Lenski's death through Europe, Onegin returns to Russia, where he again meets Tatiana, who is now married with the prince Gremin. Onegin is trying to persuade Tatjana to a common life, but now it is she who rejects him contrary to their own feelings.