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Eugene Onegin 2013Opera Bohemia

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Opera Bohemia's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before performances in Kirkcaldy and Glasgow.  John Wilkie's imaginative staging is set at the time of the Russian revolution.

Company regulars Douglas Nairne and Catriona Clark led an accomplished cast of young professional singers, including Scottish Opera's former emerging artists Ross McInroy and Katie Grosset. The Lensky was English National Opera's principal tenor Tyler Clarke, who had featured in their Barber of Seville.  For the first time the company used a small orchestra. Alistair Digges conducted the newly formed Opera Bohemia Ensemble, recruited from young Scottish  professional players, in a skilfully reduced orchestration of Tchaikovsky's evocative score.

In another innovation for the company, the production was sung in Russian with English surtitles. This might have seemed strange, but several of the singers, having participated in the Conservatoire's Russian productions in recent years, now seemed quite comfortable with the language.

Performance Cast

Madame Larina a widowed landowner

Cheryl Forbes

Tatyana Larina's elder daughter

Catriona Clark

Olga Larina's younger daughter

Katie Grosset

Filipyevna nurse to the sisters

Lynda-Jane Nelson

Vladimir Lensky a neighbour, engaged to Olga

Tyler Clarke

Eugene Onegin Lensky's friend

Douglas Nairne

Monsieur Triquet a Frenchman, tutor to the sisters

Warren Gillespie

Prince Gremin a retired general

Ross McInroy

Performance DatesEugene Onegin 2013

Map List

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

20 Aug, 19.30

Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy | Kirkcaldy

22 Aug, 19.30

St John's Renfield Church | Glasgow

24 Aug, 19.30

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