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Eugene Onegin 1957Sadler's Wells Opera

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During his final years working with Scottish Opera, Eugene Onegin was clearly one of Alexander Gibson's favourite pieces, conducted in several revivals of the memorably detailed and intimate staging by David Pountney. It is easy to forget that until then the work had not been frequently given in Scotland. This single performance is the only instance of its being toured here by any national company between the demise of Moody-Manners and the Glyndebourne visit of 1971.

Brief cast details are from the Glasgow Herald review. The success of the party and ballroom is particularly marked, with the 'crowded stage scenes Sadler's Wells handle so brilliantly'. Even this early in his experience of the work, Alexander Gibson clearly paced the climaxes of the duel scene and closing duet highly effectively.

Performance Cast

Tatyana Larina's elder daughter

Patricia Howard

Olga Larina's younger daughter

Elizabeth Robinson

Vladimir Lensky a neighbour, engaged to Olga

Rowland Jones

Eugene Onegin Lensky's friend

Frederick Sharp

Prince Gremin a retired general

Harold Blackburn

Production Cast


Alexander Gibson

Performance DatesEugene Onegin 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Apr, 19.30

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