A Buxton International Festival production, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.
Artistic Director Adrian Kelly makes his conducting debut at Buxton International Festival with the production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
Eugene Onegin is a classic tale of first love and painful rejection; of broken friendships, love and regret. When the young, romantic Tatyana is introduced to the dashing, unconventional Eugene Onegin, she believes that he is the hero of her dreams. However, he rejects her, flirting instead with her sister Olga, which angers Lensky, Olga’s fiancé and Onegin’s only friend. What follows will change all of their lives forever.
The young members of the cast of Eugene Onegin are all new to the Buxton Festival.
Lyric Soprano Shelley Jackson is forging an international career singing roles including Anna Bolena and Mimì. Angharad Lyddon represents Wales at the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. David Webb is a Harewood Artist at English National Opera, and has also been a recent visitor to the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals. George Humphreys has performed throughout Europe at theatres such as the Royal Opera House, Komische Oper Berlin and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Director Jamie Manton achieved great critical success for his innovative production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan at English National Opera. This is his debut for Buxton International Festival.
Libretto by the composer, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse. Sung in English, with side-titles.
Shelley Jackson Tatyana
Angharad Lyddon Olga, Tatyana's sister
David Webb Lensky
George Humphreys Eugene Onegin
Adrian Kelly Conductor
Jamie Manton Director
Justin Nardella Designer
Zoe Spurr Lighting Designer