Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski (1840-1893) 

Opera in 3 acts
Stage Director : Dmitri Tcherniakov
Onegin Mariusz Kwiecien
Mme Larina Makvala Kasrashvili
Tatyana Tatyana Monogarova
Olga Margarita Mamsirova
Nourrice Emma Sarkisyan
Lenski Andrey Dunaev
Gremin Anatolij Kotscherga
Orchestra & Choir of the Bolshoï Theatre
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov

BAC046 / Opera recorded at the Opera de Paris in 2008

Bolshoi troupe triumphs at Paris Opera’s 2008 season opening with ‘Eugene Onegin’ under the talented direction of Dmitri Tcherniakov.

Three romantic heroes each with a solitary destiny: Tatiana, a Romanesque young woman seeking absolution, Onegin, a distant dandy hiding emptiness under affected haughtiness, and Lenski, abandoned by his literary idol. Between these three, barren affections presage the inexorable social ruin.

All the resources of the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow are brought to bear to ensure this opera performance is exceptional evening of theatre and song: a vocal line-up of the highest order with notably the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien and the Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Alexander Vedernikov.

With a stage setting as sombre as it is effective – a great dining table appears in the middle of a salon – the director Dmitri Tcherniakov separates two different worlds and lends the drama a clarity rarely reached.


« Tatyana Monogarova’s Tatyana has such vocal prowess and, at times, emotional fervour. »
« Alexander Vedernikov, conducting, showed a fine appreciation of the musical depth of Tchaikovsky’s masterfully interrelated score »

  • Director: Chloé Perlemuter
  • Bonus: "Onéguine à Garnier" by Denis Sneguirev (30 min)
  • Length: 150 min - Image: 16/9 NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo / Dolby digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: French / English / German / Spanish / Italian
  • Zones: All Zones - 2 disc(s) - Release date:
EUGENE ONEGIN, a DVD rewarded by Diapason et ARTE EUGENE ONEGIN, a DVD rewarded during the Midem Classical Awards