Production: Falk Richter
Stage design: Katrin Hoffmann
Costumes: Martin Kraemer
Together with Pique Dame, which was written later, Eugen Onegin is one of the two undeniable music theatre masterpieces of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Premièred in Moscow in 1879, the opera tells the story of the world-weary Onegin, with whom Tatyana falls in love, but her feelings are not reciprocated. Too late Onegin realizes that Tatyana embodies the meaning and intensity of his life. Tchaikovsky's work - based on a novel by Pushkin - reflects the clash in Russian culture between the "modern" city of St. Petersburg - symbolized by Onegin - and the more kindhearted "Mother Russia", represented by Tatyana.
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
- via Internet: www.staatsoper.at, www.culturall.com
- for credit card holders: Tel: +43 1 513 1 513, Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- box office sales: Bundestheater ticket office (1., Operngasse 2), Burgtheater (1., Universitätsring 2), Volksoper (9., Währinger Strasse 78): Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Sun. and holidays: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.