Lensky (Pavol Breslik) with Eugene Onegin (Simon Keenlyside) © ROH/Bill Cooper

Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Royal Opera House
Directed by Kasper Holten

Director of The Royal Opera, Kasper Holten, made his directorial debut at Covent Garden with this new production of Tchaikovsky’s poignant opera.

When Tatyana is introduced to the dashing, unconventional Onegin, she believes that he is the hero of her dreams but he carelessly rejects her – with tragic consequences.

Sung in Russian, with English subtitles.

Production duration: 2 hrs 33 min
Royal Opera House

Cast & creative team


  • Tatyana
    Krassimira Stoyanova
  • Eugene Onegin
    Simon Keenlyside
  • Lensky
    Pavol Breslik
  • Olga
    Elena Maximova
  • Prince Gremin
    Peter Rose
  • Madame Larina
    Diana Montague
  • Filipyevna
    Kathleen Wilkinson
  • Zaretsky
    Jihoon Kim


  • Robin Ticciati
  • Kasper Holten
  • Mia Stensgaard
    Set Designs
  • Katrina Lindsay
    Costume Designs
  • Signe Fabricius
  • Wolfgang Göbbel
    Lighting Design