Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Tchaikovsky & Konstantin Shilovsky
Directed by Octavio Cardenas
Conducted by Michael Borowitz,
Costumes by Sydney Gallas
Presented by LSU School of Music
Composed in 1877-78, Tchaikovsky’s musical adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin is widely considered Russia’s most popular opera. Its “lyrical scenes in three acts” evoke a world of bourgeois country life under the Czars, in a score that ranges from moments of sweeping beauty to scenes of passionate intimacy and jealousy.