Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia Eugene Onegin

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia  Eugene Onegin

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia Eugene Onegin

Boston, MA

06 June 2014 8PM

Cutler Majestic Theater

Boston, MA

07 June 2014 8PM

Cutler Majestic Theater

Boston appearance of Eugene Onegin is presented in association with ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage.
By Alexander Pushkin
Directed by Rimas Tuminas
Starring Sergey Makovetskiy, Ludmila Maksakova, Irina Kupchenko, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Galina Konovalova, Olga Lerman, Oleg Makarov, Vasiliy Simonov

"dazzling production"
– The Guardian

"Anyone who saw the Vakhtangov [Theatre] ...will know they are a first-rate troupe."
– The Guardian

Don’t miss this rare appearance by the legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia, with a modern interpretation of Alexander Pushkin's most sincere and timeless work. With its enduring themes of condemnation, love, disillusionment, cynicism, compassion, and forgiveness, Eugene Onegin is as relevant today as it's been for almost two centuries. World-renowned director Rimas Tuminas' theatrical adaptation of the work, recently recognized with Russia’s most prestigious theatrical award, the Crystal Turandot, remains faithful to Pushkin’s original text, providing an insight into the essence of the Russian soul. Showcasing 45 actors on stage and impressive set designs, featuring music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, along with Russian and French folk songs, Eugene Onegin is a daring and stylish display of real masterpiece theater.

In Russian with English subtitles.

U.S. tour is supported by the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation.

About Vakhtangov Theatre:
Founded by a legendary Russian theatrical director and Stanislavsky's scholar, Evgeny Vakhtangov, in 1921 and now led by one of the hottest European directors, Rimas Tuminas, legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia is now Moscow's landmark, located in the very heart of the city, and rated as the best theaters in Russia by both critics and audience. Vakhtangov’s troupe, that includes numerous Russian star actors, always presents the most original and interesting repertoire, with most of its productions being sold-out months in advance.

Festival 2014