A Tchaikovsky love story

Opera | Eu­gene One­gin Sept. 30 to Nov. 3, Four Sea­sons Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts

Toronto Life - - Culture -

Based on a 19th-cen­tury Pushkin clas­sic, Tchaikovsky’s opera is a les­son in the per­ils of snob­bery. The tit­u­lar hero (sung by Cana­dian bass­bari­tone Gor­don Bint­ner) is a so­phis­ti­cated and cyn­i­cal man who at­tracts the un­wanted at­ten­tion of teenage Tatyana while vis­it­ing a coun­try es­tate. She falls for him in­stantly, spend­ing hours pour­ing her heart into an ar­dent let­ter, but he re­jects her. Years later, they meet again. This time she’s the el­e­gant wife of a St. Peters­burg aris­to­crat, and it’s One­gin’s turn to beg.

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