| Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin


A cautionary tale of what was, what was not, and what could have been.

Tatyana, a lovesick girl from the countryside, declares her love for Onegin and finds herself spurned by the disenchanted aristocrat. Onegin, indifferent to the feelings of others, disregards Tatyana’s advances to pursue Olga, his friend Lensky’s betrothed. A duel commences and Onegin finds himself victorious albeit deeply tormented. He returns years later to find Tatyana happily married to Prince Gremin. Struck by her beauty, Onegin declares his love for her only to find himself face to face with the folly of his naïveté. Eugene Onegin is a sophisticated and melancholy masterpiece by one of classical music’s most universally beloved composers. Tchaikovsky’s lush melodies are enhanced by the opera’s unique folk tunes, infectious waltzes, and passion-soaked arias bringing to life Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel like never before. 

Under the baton of Artistic Director Scott Schoonover, Robert Garner (Nabucco, Nabucco) and William Davenport (Hoffmann, Les contes d’Hoffmann) will return to UAO in their role debuts as Onegin and Lensky respectively. No stranger to the role of Tatyana, Zoya Gramagin will make her UAO debut. Isaiah Musik-Ayala (Basilio, Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Melody Wilson (Fenena, Nabucco and Mrs. Miller, Doubt) return as Prince Gremin and Olga respectively along with local artists Debbie Stinson as Madama Larina, Victoria Carmichael as Filippyevna, Marc Schapman as Triquet, and Benjamin Worley as Zaretsky. This will be acclaimed stage director Octavio Carendas’ UAO directorial debut. Patrick Huber will provide scenic and lighting design with costume design by Teresa Doggett.

ConductorScott Schoonover
DirectorOctavio Cardenas
TatyanaZoya Gramagin *
OlgaMelody Wilson
Madame LarinaDebbie Stinson
FilippyevnaVictoria Carmichael
A peasantR. Nathan Brown
LenskyWilliam Davenport
Eugene OneginRobert Garner
A captainJoel Rogier
Monsieur TriquetMarc Schapman
ZaretskyBenjamin Worley
GuillotR. Nathan Brown
Prince GreminIsaiah Musik-Ayala
(in order of appearance)

Ensemble: Kelly Beekman*+, R. Nathan Brown, Laurel Dantas, Rose Fischer, Rebecca Hatlelid, Christina Kruger, Jamison McKeehan+, Kate Reimann, Joel Rogier, Jeff Shelton, Luke Steffen*, Madalyn Tomkins*+, Philip Touchette, Aaron Walker*, Benjamin Worley, Danielle Yilmaz

*UAO debut
+ 2022 Crescendo Participant
++ Past Crescendo Participant