Ballet

Onegin

John Cranko’s ballet based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel

The National Theatre
Suitable for graduation
Contemporary Theatre

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

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  • January 2021
  • March 2021
    January 2021

    Saturday 16. 1.
    15:00

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    Saturday 16. 1.
    19:30

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    Friday 22. 1.
    19:00

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    Wednesday 27. 1.
    19:00

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    Thursday 28. 1.
    19:00

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    Saturday 30. 1.
    14:00

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    Saturday 30. 1.
    19:00

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    March 2021

    Thursday 11. 3.
    19:00

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    Saturday 13. 3.
    14:00

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    Saturday 13. 3.
    19:00

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    Saturday 27. 3.
    14:00

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    Saturday 27. 3.
    19:00

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    Monday 29. 3.
    19:00

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    Tuesday 30. 3.
    19:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 10 minutes, 2 intermission 20 minutes

    Premiere

    February 20, 2020

    “I wait for you. One glance of yours
    Fresh hope unto my heart restores;
    Cut short this cruel dream I cherish,
    deserving, I know, reproach and scorn.”

    The Czech National Ballet is about to reinclude in its repertoire a true gem among narrative dramatic ballets – Onegin. In one of his major works, the globally celebrated choreographer John Cranko brought to perfection his extraordinary art of telling stories through dance. By reviving this masterpiece, the Czech National Ballet has linked up to the trend of staging Cranko’s creations.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    Choreography
    John Cranko
    Music based on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Kurt-Heinz Stolze
    Sets, Costumes and Lighting design
    Elisabeth Dalton
    Lighting design and Visual supervisor
    Steen Bjarke
    Costume supervision
    Diana Eckmann
    Artistic supervision
    Reid Anderson
    Musical preparation
    Václav Zahradník

    About

    The production, which will premiere at the National Theatre, requires from the performers expressive acting, brilliant dance technique and a profound sense for a range of emotional portrayal of the individual characters.

    Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse written by the Russian Romantic author Alexander Sergeyevich Pushin, ranks among the best-known and most popular titles of global literature. The story of Onegin, a smug, selfish and world-weary Saint Petersburg dandy, and the shy country girl Tatiana, and their ill-fated love. The protagonists of Pushkin’s drama first entered the stage owing to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who in 1878 composed an eponymous opera. John Cranko created his adaptation in 1965 for the Stuttgarter Ballett, starring Marcia Haydée (Tatiana) and Ray Barra (Onegin). The Czech audience had the first opportunity to see Cranko’s Onegin in 1982. John Cranko’s Onegin, deemed a treasure of the international ballet legacy, has been a staple of the repertoire of the major theatres worldwide. The production visually evokes the atmosphere of Pushkin’s novel in verse, with the romantic impression being enhanced by the wonderful costumes designed by Elisabeth Dalton.

    Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet
    National Theatre Orchestra

    Photo of the visual image: Younsik Kim

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

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    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
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    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

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    Poster Onegin

    A poster for the production of Turandot

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