Eugene Onegin


In a fit of youthful passion, Tatiana bares her soul to the mysterious Eugene Onegin, setting in motion an epic drama of love and regret. Featuring Tchaikovsky's trademark dances and irresistible melodies, Eugene Onegin is the composer's operatic masterpiece.

Baritone Hyung Yun (Carmen, 2009) stars in the title role, having won over critics and audiences alike in recent Madison appearances. Soprano Maria Kanyova, unforgettable in Madison Opera's Madama Butterfly (2008), sings the role of Tatiana, and tenor Scott Ramsay debuts as Vladimir Lenski. Candace Evans (Carmen, 2009) directs, and Madison Opera Artistic Director John DeMain leads the full forces of the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra in this company premiere.


Maria Kanyova Gremin
Harold Wilson
Hyung Yun Madame Larina
Allisanne Apple
Scott Ramsay Filipevna Jane Shaulis
Jamie Van Eyck
Monsieur Triquet Andrew Abrams


Conductor: John DeMain

Director: Candace Evans

Sung in Russian with projected English translations

Run time: appr. 3 hours, one intermission

Related Events

Opera Up Close: Eugene Onegin Preview / October 30, 2011

Opening Night Celebration / November 4, 2011

Pre-show lobby events
One hour prior to curtain
Get into the mood of Eugene Onegin with the sounds of the UW Russian Folk Orchestra, and enjoy a glimpse of Russian culture with an artifacts exhibit hosted by the Russian Educational Association. These events are pre-show in the Overture Hall lobby--- come early to take it all in!