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Eugene Onegin 1988Scottish Opera

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Ceri Sherlock did an excellent job of directing what was by no means a routine revival of the excellent Pountney staging from 1979. The company lured Sergei Leiferkus back to sing his third role in Scotland, and most of the other performers relearned their parts in Russian for the occasion. Anthony Roden, at least, had sung Lensky that way back in 1971 with the Glyndebourne Tour. Anne Collins was making her debut with the company.

The stylishly simple black, white and silver programme cover introduced for the season was highly attractive, but the idea was not repeated.


Scottish Opera's Season 1987/88

The 1987/88 season of Scottish Opera featured ten main stage productions. Six of these were new: AïdaLuluThe Pearl FishersCosì fan tutte La bohème and Candide. The four revivals were Seraglio, La vie ParisienneEugene Onegin (sung in Russian for the first time) and Death in Venice.

Performance Cast

Madame Larina a widowed landowner

Anne Collins

Tatyana Larina's elder daughter

Joanna Kozlowska

Olga Larina's younger daughter

Fiona Kimm

Filipyevna nurse to the sisters

Menai Davies

Vladimir Lensky a neighbour, engaged to Olga

Anthony Roden

Eugene Onegin Lensky's friend

Sergei Leiferkus

Zaretsky a retired officer

Jonathan Hawkins

Monsieur Triquet a Frenchman, tutor to the sisters

Hugh Hetherington

Trifon Petrovich a captain

Tom McVeigh

Prince Gremin a retired general

John Tranter

Performance DatesEugene Onegin 1988

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

25 Feb, 19.15 27 Feb, 14.15 15 Mar, 19.15 17 Mar, 19.15 19 Mar, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

3 Mar, 19.15

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

8 Mar, 19.15 12 Mar, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

5 Apr, 19.15 9 Apr, 19.15

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