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 Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

Bolshoi theater  production Northwestern University Production  
Film version of opera (Russia, 1958) Onegin(mv)-Ralph Fiennes&Liv Tyler
film based on novel
Film with Teresa Kubiak and Bernd Weikl (based on opera)    
Letter scene Ya lyublyu vas /I love you Lenski Aria Gremlin aria Final Scene
    Waltz Polonaise  

A classic of the classic opera repertoire, Eugene Onegin is based on a novel-in-verse of the same name, written by Aleksandr Pushkin in 1833. In this three-act opera, tragedy ensues when the sociopathic main hero Eugene Onegin coldly rejects the love of the passionate, young and beautiful neighbor, Tatiana Larina. With music by Tchaikovsky and libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky and Tchaikovsky, it was first performed in 1879 at the Malyi Theatre in Moscow.

Eugene Onegin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eugene Onegin (Russian: Евгений Онегин, BGN/PCGN: Yevgeniy Onegin) is a novel in verse written by Aleksandr Pushkin. It is a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes. It was published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The first complete edition was published in 1833, and the edition on which the current accepted version is based was published in 1837.

The work's primary defining feature is that it is almost entirely written in verses of iambic tetrameter with the unusual rhyme scheme "AbAbCCddEffEgg", where the uppercase letters represent feminine rhymes while the lowercase letters represent masculine rhymes. This form has come to be known as the "Onegin stanza" or "Pushkin sonnet."

The story is told by an idealised version of Pushkin, who often digresses from the story. This serves to make the plot of the novel quite scant, but the book is more loved for its style of storytelling than for what is actually told. It is partly because of this garrulous narrator that the book has been compared to Tristram Shandy.

 Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

From Wikipedia


The 1879 opera Eugene Onegin', by Tchaikovsky, based on the book, is part of the standard operatic repertoire; there are various recordings of it, and it is regularly performed.

Prince Gremin's aria «Любви все возрасты покорны» -- "To love both young and old surrender" (Act III, Scene I) is partially hummed by the characters of Masha and Vershinin in Anton Chekhov's play Three Sisters. The tune hummed here may vary depending on audience and where it is performed, so a better-known tune may be used.


John Cranko choreographed a three-act ballet using Tchaikovsky's music in an arrangement by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. However, Stolze did not use any music from Tchaikovsky’s opera of the same name. Instead, he orchestrated some little-known piano works by Tchaikovsky such as The Seasons, along with themes from the opera Cherevichki[19]and the latter part of the symphonic fantasia Francesca da Rimini.[20]

Incidental music

A staged version was produced in the Soviet Union in 1936 with staging by Alexander Tairov and incidental music by Sergei Prokofiev.


Christopher Webber's play Tatyana was written for Nottingham Playhouse in 1989. It successfully combines spoken dialogue and narration from the book, with music arranged from Tchaikovsky's operatic score, and incorporates some striking theatrical sequences inspired by Tatyana's dreams in the original. The title role was played by Josie Lawrence, and the director was Pip Broughton.


See also: Onegin (film)

The 1988 Decca/Channel 4 et al. film directed by Peter Wiegl is a stunning visual presentation of the opera. The music, conducted by Sir Georg Solti, is competently played. The solos are also competent but the harmonies are weaker, especially (inexplicably) in the crucial prologue which takes the operatic start point to one-third of the way through the original novel. The synchronisation of the actors with the dubbed sung parts is poor. Onegin is presented as deliberately shooting to hit, not miss, and is unrepentant at the end, but the visual artistry and acting are unforgettable.

The 1999 film, Onegin, is an English adaptation of Pushkin's work. The film compresses the events of the novel somewhat, such that the Naming Day celebrations take place on the same day as Onegin's speech to Tatiana. As a result, Onegin's reasons for dancing with Olga and insulting Lensky are no longer clear to the viewer and cause him to appear callous toward Tatiana who also sees him dance with her sister only moments after he has spurned her.

The 1999 film, much like the 1988 one, also gives the impression that during the duel sequence Onegin deliberately shoots to kill.

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[May 22, 2009] Anna Netrebko in Braunschweig Mai 2009

[Feb 27, 2009] Karita Mattila & Thomas Hampson Eugene Onegin Final Scene 1-2

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from the Met 14/2/2009 with Karita Mattila as Tatiana and Thomas Hampson as Onegin. Jirí Belohlávek conducts.

[Feb 27, 2009] Karita Mattila & Thomas Hampson: Eugene Onegin Final Scene 2/2

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from the Met 14/2/2009 with Karita Mattila as Tatiana

[Feb 27, 2009] Evgenii Onegin- Grand Theatre-overture

Evgenii Onegin- Grand Theatre

Bolshoi theater  production

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Northwestern University Production

Hvorostovski & Fleming

Act 1 aria

Eugene Onegin, Act 1

Eugene Onegin from the Bolshoi 1

 Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Eugene Onegin - Onegin's Act I aria

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 Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky Garden Scene E. Onegin

Letter scene


Act 2

Duel scheme

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Евгений Онегин - Дуэль

Act 3

 Hvorostovsky & Fleming - Eugene Onegin - Final Scene

Tchaikovsky - Yevgeny Onegin - Final Scene - Pa... The final scene of Tchaikovsky's Yevgeny Onegin. Sung by Teresa Kubiak and Bernd Weikl, acted by Magdaléna Vásáryová and Michal Docolomanský.

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Yevgeny Onegin - Final Scene I

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Ya lyublyu vas /I love you

Letter scene

Lenski Aria

Gremlin aria

One the most famous bass arias


TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 - Евгений Онегин

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin Opera - Waltz


Tchaikovsky- Polonaise , from ' Eugene Onegin '

Final Scene

Film version (1958).


Onegin Last Scene from the film Onegin Based on the novel/poem Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin. Harika Bir Film

Eugene Onegin - Paris 1998 - End of final duet

Onegin Last Scene


Eugene Onegin from the Bolshoi 2

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Film version of opera (Russia, 1958)

 Film version (1958).

Eugene Onegin, Russian movie clip 1 arrival of Lenski and Onegin to Larina estate + Lenski aria Ya luybluy Vas Olga

Eugene Onegin, Russian movie clip 2 letter scene

Eugene Onegin, Russian movie clip 3 Ball at Larina estate

Eugene Onegin, Russian movie clip 4

Act 3

Onegin movie (1999) starring Ralph Fiennes & Liv Tyler

The 1999 film, Onegin, is an English adaptation of Pushkin's work, not the Tchaikovsky opera.

The film directed by Martha Fiennes compresses the events of the novel somewhat, such that the Naming Day celebrations take place on the same day as One gin's speech to Tatiana.

As a result, Onegin's reasons for dancing with Olga and insulting Lensky are no longer clear to the viewer and cause him to appear callous toward Tatiana who also sees him dance with her sister only moments after he has spurned her.

The 1999 film, much like the 1988 one, also gives the impression that during the duel sequence Onegin deliberately shoots to kill.

Onegin 1999 Trailer

Onegin(mv)-Ralph Fiennes&Liv Tyler -- trailer

Onegin Trailer

Toby Stephens - Onegin clip meeting Onegin and Lenski

Toby stephens- must be dreaming

Onegin and Tatyana scene (first letter schene)

Onegin Trailer

Onegin Last Scene

Onegin and Tatyana scene

Film with Teresa Kubiak and Bernd Weikl (based on opera)

Eugene Onegin" (P. Tchaikovsky)
'After writing a love letter to Onegin,
Tatyana meets with him for his response...'
Teresa Kubiak and Bernd Weikl, vocals
(acted by Magdalaena Vasaryova and Michal Docolomansky)
Royal Opera House Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti
The John Alldis Choir
Directed by Petr Weigl
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