The ballet Onegin at the Teatro alla Scala from 14 to 26 September 2022. Select between an essential package with opera tickets and hotel or our superior package with an exclusive complementing program.
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Ballet “Onegin” at La Scala Milano • September 20, 2022
Ballet Onegin – Teatro alla Scala
Ballet Onegin at the Teatro alla Scala Milan on September 20, 2022
Roberto Bolle will dance on the following dates: September 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd
Onegin is a ballet in three acts and six scenes by John Cranko. It bases on the novel Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin who wrote the novel 1825-1832.
John Cranko wrote the libretto and created the choreography. The music for the ballet was taken from various works by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The first version of the ballet premiered in 1965 at the Staatstheater Stuttgart in Germany.
The story of the ballet tells of wealth that leads to pride and unrequited love. The action takes place on a country estate in Russia and in the 3rd act in Saint Petersburg.
Onegin has inherited and becomes a wealthy landowner. Tatjana, Madame Larina’s dreamy daughter, falls in love with Onegin and writes him a love letter. He rejects her love and tears up the love letters addressed to him before her eyes. Onegin adores the second daughter Olga, who, however, is given to the poet Lenski. That leads to the duel in which Lensky dies.
Ten years later, Onegin meets the two sisters again in Saint Petersburg. Both turn away from him and Onegin realizes his mistake and remains lonely.
Teatro alla Scala Production
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra
Ballet in three acts by • John Cranko
Arrangement and orchestration • Kurt-Heinz Stolze
Conductor • Felix Korobov
Sets • Pier Luigi Samaritani
Costumes • Pier Luigi Samaritani and Roberta Guidi di Bagno
Lights • Steen Bjarke
Revived by • Agneta Valcu and Victor Valcu
Choreographic supervision • Reid Anderson
Copyright property • Dieter Graefe
Étoile • Roberto Bolle (14, 17, 20, 23 sept.)