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A ballet by Boris Eifman
Based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky
Sets: Zinovy Margolin
Costumes: Olga Shaishmelashvili, Pyotr Okunev
Light: Gleb Filshtinsky, Boris Eifman

Premiere: March 3, 2009

Running time: 2 hours, with one interval

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin is a dance version of the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin in which Boris Eifman combines classics and modernity. Pushkin’s heroes are represented as modern day men and women living at the turn of the century during the period of drastic social change. An unexpected combination of classical music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and rock music by Alexander Sitkovetsky helps the audience get better insight into Eifman’s original creative concept.

Eugene Onegin ballet offers a unique opportunity to see a contemporary interpretation of this classical literary plot.