Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sunday 5 March 2023

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Please note that tickets will be available to purchase online until Saturday 4 March. It will still be possible to buy tickets on the door on the day.

An exciting concert performance of Eugene Onegin by the Opera North Youth Chorus and Youth Orchestra who are joining forces for the first time ever to perform alongside professional soloists and the Chorus of Opera North.

Tchaikovsky is one of the most endearing Russian composers. Eugene Onegin, composed in 1879 and based on the writings of Pushkin, is his fourth opera. A timeless story of innocence and experience, it explores a range of human emotions, between love, indifference and hatred.

When Onegin arrives at her family’s country house, teenager Tatyana is impressed by his air of sophistication. Impulsively, she writes him a love letter, triggering a life-changing series of events. Years later, they meet again in St Petersburg and roles somehow reverse…

Opening the programme, brass and percussion perform Britten’s imposing Russian Funeral, conducted by Opera North’s Female Conductor Trainee Josephine Korda.

£15, £10 (under 30s), £7 (under 18)

Start time

90 minutes

Cast & creative

Nicholas Shaw

Youth Chorus Master

Oliver Rundell


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Josephine Korda

Conductor (Russian Funeral)

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Emma Black


Helen Évora

Madame Larina / Narrator

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Charlie Drummond


Molly Barker


James Davies

Yevgeny Onegin

Stuart Laing

Vladimir Lensky

Simon Grange

Prince Gremin

The Chorus of Opera North

The Opera North Youth Chorus

The Opera North Youth Orchestra

Eugene Onegin

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