The Royal Ballet presents Onegin, a dramatic tale of love and loss based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse-novel Eugene Onegin. Choreographed by John Cranko for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1965 and first performed by The Royal Ballet in 2001, the ballet follows the intense love story between Onegin and Tatiana, both roles demanding technical finesse and dramatic sensibility.
Jürgen Rose’s stunning designs perfectly capture both the country-house environment of Tatiana’s youth and the opulent settings of upper-class 19th century Imperial Russia. The ballet is set to an arrangement of music by Kury-Heinz Stolze drawn from Tchaikovsky’s works for piano.
This revival features a number of role debuts from Principal dancers, Lauren Cuthbertson, and Yasmine Naghdi as Tatiana, Francesca Hayward as Olga and Ryoichi Hirano and Vadim Muntagirov as Onegin.
Thiago Soares returns as a Guest Principal to perform one of his signature roles in the lead of Onegin alongside Lauren Cuthbertson as Tatiana.