Friday, July 14
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tchaikovsky’s famous opera based on Pushkin’s verse sung in English with Irish soprano Rosin Walsh (Tatiana), Welsh mezzo Sian Cameron (Olga), American baritone Ryan Ross (Onegin), Welsh tenor Brett Robinson (Lensky), Dutch bass Kees Huysmans (Gremin) and Stephen Welsh (M Triquet) with Cor Aberteifi and the Dai Jarman Folk Dancers. Directed by Anastasia Belina-Johnson, musical accompaniment by Nico de Villiers and design by Rodolpho Villaplana. Henry Ward conducts the chorus.
There is a 90 minute interval for picnics and supper in the Orangery.
The opera is based on Pushkin’s iconic verse novel, which re-imagines the Byronic romantic anti-hero as the definitive bored Russian aristocrat caught between convention and ennui; Tchaikovsky, similarly, took Western European operatic forms and transformed them into an authentic and undeniably Russian work. At the core of the opera is the young girl Tatiana, who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments.