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Eugene Onegin 2003Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera's 2002-03 season was dominated by the continuation of its production by Tim Albery of The Ring.  The third instalment, Siegfried, opened at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival, followed by performances in Glasgow, with Götterdämmerung scheduled for the Spring.  Complete cycles were planned for the 2003 Festival and the opening of the main Glasgow autumn season.

The non-Wagner repertoire consisted of a revived Fledermaus and new Orfeo ed Euridice in the autumn, along with a medium-scale Bohème. The new year saw performances of Rigoletto, with The Magic Flute in the spring.

Scottish Opera Go Round - in its last staging providing a service outside the main touring theatres - opened this staging of Eugene Onegin with a piano-accompanied tour in the spring of 2003.  A year later, as Scottish Opera On Tour, it was revived with most of the same singers and a cleverly reduced orchestration (by Julian Grant), stylishly played by principals of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

The production was fine in the intimate scenes, and, with clever use of mirrors, made a surprising success of the grander elements, even the last act ball scene.

This piano-accompanied series of eleven performances worked well.

Performance Cast

Madame Larina a widowed landowner

Louise Mott

Tatyana Larina's elder daughter

Rachel Nicholls

Olga Larina's younger daughter

Olivia Ray

Filipyevna nurse to the sisters

Heather Fryer

Vladimir Lensky a neighbour, engaged to Olga

Dwayne Jones

Eugene Onegin Lensky's friend

Alex Ashworth

Zaretsky a retired officer

João Fernandes

Guillot Onegin's manservant

Paul Harkins

Prince Gremin a retired general

João Fernandes

Performance DatesEugene Onegin 2003

Map List

Brunton Theatre | Musselburgh, East Lothian

15 Apr, 19.30

Community Theatre, Peterhead | Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

17 Apr, 19.30

Magnum Theatre | Irvine

22 Apr, 19.30

Adam Smith Theatre | Kirkcaldy

24 Apr, 19.30

Village Hall, Lochinver | Lochinver

26 Apr, 19.30

Duthac Centre, Tain | Tain, Ross-shire

29 Apr, 19.30

Woodend Barn | Banchory, Kincardineshire

1 May, 19.30

Sunart Centre | Strontian

3 May, 19.30

Aros Centre, Portree | Portree, Isle of Skye

6 May, 19.30

Town Hall, Hawick | Hawick

8 May, 19.30

Town Hall, Clydebank | Clydebank

10 May, 19.30

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