Eugene Onegin from the Met at the Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth Maine

 In this tumultuous tale laced with utter confusion, Tchaikovsky masters this interwoven story of those who are betrothed and wish to be… Madame Larina reflects upon her days prior to her marriage buried deep within her thoughts while being courted by another. The poet Lenski brings with him a visitor known as Eugene Onegin whose affections are immediately guided to the daughter of Madame Larina, Tatiana. His anticipation towards her becomes an immediate passion and wishes to show her so. However, he confesses to her that he can only offer her his unfailing friendship. Remorse, duels, and death, fill the night air as jealousies rage above and beneath ranting emotions. Years pass and Eugene now sees Tatiana once again with refreshed love ready to follow the path of his newfound hearts desire. Yet, promises have been made and such bonds cannot be released or broken. Or can they? See the story unfold on April 22 at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth Maine.

Written by John D’Alessandro

Photos by Susan D’Alessandro

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