Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.
Tatiana’s innocence is shattered when Onegin rejects her. By the time he returns, years later, she has married Prince Gremin and settled into the life of an aristocratic wife. Stunned, Onegin now realizes that he loves Tatiana and writes her a letter of his own. In the opera’s final scene, Tatiana admits to Onegin that she still loves him, but she refuses to betray her husband. She bids him a permanent farewell, and he is left in despair as the curtain falls.
In the series:
Sun. Nov. 6: The Bullfight Scene from Carmen
Sun. Nov. 13: The Stone Guest from Don Giovanni
Sun. Nov. 20: Tatiana’s Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin