Stanislavsky MusicalTheatre, Moscow

Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky

“Brilliantly striking work by Alexander Titel, director, and David Borovsky, set designer. It leads us naturally into the atmosphere of the opera, now simple and rural, then exquisite and aristocratic, and it helps us to better understand the subtlety of Tchaikovsky’s music composed for lyrical scenes from Pushkin’s work…”
Danielo Soli, Messaggero

The Stanislavsky theatre, as it is popularly known, has a logo bearing the outline of a classical building with four columns. Most will see a nod to the dawn of western theatre but the design in fact alludes to the performance venue of Stanilavsky’s Bolshoi Theatre Opera Studio, a columns, former ballroom on the centuries-old house the great director occupied in Moscow.

Here in 1922 he staged the studio’s first opera, Eugene Onegin and placed his famous method of naturalistic acting in the service of opera. Scenery consisted largely of the existing columns, said to have been covered with real bark for the duel scene. This original version was performed until 2001.

It now has a replacement. Alexander Titel’s striking production with sets by David Borovsky and costumes by Olga Polikaropova also has columns as the main décor…. Tatyana sings the letter scene from a metallic bridge crossing the stage.

This unique production will be shown exclusively in Koninklijk Theater Carré, as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the theatre and is one of the highlights of the Russia/Netherlands year 2013.
January 31st thru February 3rd 2013

Part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the theatre and is one of the highlights of the Russia/Netherlands year 2013.