20:00, Thu 19th February 2015 - Sat 21st February 2015 at West Road Concert Hall
Lent Week 5
Tchaikovsky's celebrated lyric opera tells a tragic story of love, friendship and betrayal.
On one of his visits to the countryside to court his beloved Olga, Lensky brings along his friend Onegin. Olga’s sister, Tatyana, falls madly in love with the stranger, and writes him an impassioned letter. Onegin spurns her advances, but his rash behaviour leads to accusations of foul play between him and Olga. Lensky challenges Onegin to a duel, which Lensky loses. Years later, Onegin meets Olga, now married, again; Onegin realises he is in love with her, and begs her forgiveness but, bound to her marriage, Olga must leave him dejected and alone.
This production sets the drama in 1920s Russia, and sees the agonising human drama mirrored in the descent of revolutionary optimism into the realities of life under Stalin's rule.
CUOS’ annual Main Show is the biggest and most exciting production of the year! It’s an amazing opportunity for students to produce a high quality opera in West Road Concert Hall, which will be seen by 1000-2000 people.