Astana Opera to Prepare for ‘Eugene Onegin’ Premiere
Astana Opera will premiere the Eugene Onegin opera next month. The opera, which was based on the novel written by Alexander Pushkin, was composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky was very involved in the lyrical works and he created the script only in one night. The composer successfully revealed the inner soul of the main characters in the performance.
AIGUL NIYAZOVA, STARS AS TATYANA LARINA:
- My heroine has a complicated character as she has a deep soul. She lives in her own closed world, in the village. She reads books, specifically Grandison novels. She imagines love but she has never tried to feel it. And then love comes at first sight. It is important to convey this exact moment.
The opera has diverse characters from peasants to landlords, guests at the ball, Tatyana, Olga and officers. 250 exclusive costumes were created especially for the premiere. According to the information at the theater, more fabrics are used for the play compared to other performances.
SOFYA TASMAGAMBETOVA, COSTUME DESIGNER
- Larina’s birthday is at the end of summer. At that time, fashion used to change very often, almost every year. There is a huge difference in style between the acts. In the first act, the colors of the costumes are of light and beige shades. But at the crests’ ball, it was the director’s wish and idea to have very dark colors such as blue, brown, bronze and dark green. The colors are more magnificent.
The performance will showcase special surprises by the directors. Latest technological solutions will be used on stage. The performance will be interesting to watch for both theater-goes who are familiar with the opera and viewers who want to be acquainted with the story of Eugene Onegin.
VIKTOR KARARE, DIRECTOR, ART PRODUCTION FACILITY OF THEATRE:
- There will be architecture, video projections, and animals such as horses on the stage during the duel. There will be a large mirror at the background where couples dance. It will be very interesting.