John Cranko’s ballet based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel
2 hours 10 minutes, 2 intermission 20 minutesPremiere
February 20, 2020
Cranko’s creation has been performed by a number of internationally renowned companies, including the Royal Ballet in London, Paris Opera, Dutch National Ballet, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Boston Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, American Ballet Theatre in New York, and others.
The Czech National Ballet has linked up to the tradition of staging full-length ballets by the globally celebrated choreographer John Cranko.
Onegin is one of John Cranko’s top-notch creations. Based on A. S. Pushkin’s well-known novel in verse, the ballet follows the story of a world-weary Russian aristocrat, who spurns the love of the young, earnest Tatyana, giving preference instead to flirting with her sister. A few years later, Onegin changes his mind and becomes obsessed with winning Tatyana’s affection, yet it is too late. Cranko’s feted ballet requires from the dancers expressive acting, brilliant technique and a profound sense for the rendition of the characters’ emotions.
In addition to wonderful pas de deux of Onegin and Tatyana, the performance features compelling corps scenes.
Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet
National Theatre Orchestra
Photo of the visual image: Younsik Kim
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