Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain
Wordsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
MHS Arts Center, Middletown
Garde Arts Center, New Londononegin

Maksim Ivanov: Eugene Onegin
Jurate Svedaite (Nov. 6, 13, 19) / Joanna Dubiela (Nov. 4): Tatyana
Kerry Gotschall: Olga
Allison Lindsey: Larina
Rebecca Batista de Almeida: Filippyevna
Daniel Kamalic: Lensky
Steven Fredericks / Stefan Szkafarowsky: Prince Gremin
Shane Tapley: Triquet, a Frenchman
Steven Fasano: Zaretsky
Creative team:
Adrian Sylveen: Artistic Director / Conductor
Dara Blackstone: Chorus Master
Carter Alevrides: Set Designer
Nightwing Whitehead: Costume Designer
Joe Marturano: Technical Coordinator
Blake Hansen: Pianist


Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Trinity-On-Main Arts Center, New Britain >> Buy Tickets or call (860) 351-3135

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m., Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford  >> Buy Tickets or call (860) 351-3135

Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m., MHS Performing Arts Center, Middletown >> Buy Tickets or call (860) 343-7555

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Garde Arts Center, New London >>Buy Tickets or call (860) 444-7373 ext. 1

“Eugene Onegin” is an 1879 operatic masterpiece, and one of the best examples of Slavic lyric opera. The story concerns a selfish hero (Onegin) who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman’s love, and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. The opera is in 3 acts. The libretto, organized by Konstantin Shilovsky and Tchaikovsky himself, very closely follows certain passages in Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse, retaining much of his poetry. This fully-staged performance will be sung in Russian, with projected English supertitles so the audience can follow along.

maxim ivanovMaksim Ivanov, who plays the title character, has an artistic career that spans two continents and several art forms. As a singer, songwriter, poet and actor, he has appeared in opera, musical theater and concerts, on movie and TV screens, music festivals and clubs in the United States and his native Russia. On the lyric stage he has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera Festival at Glimmerglass, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Providence, New Jersey Opera, Yale Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Salt Marsh Opera of Rhode Island, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Ash-Lawn Festival, Sanibel Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West and many others. His repertoire includes over a dozen roles including Marcello and Shaunard in “La Boheme,” Count Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro,” Figaro in “Barber of Seville,” Escamillo in “Carmen,” Ford in “Falstaff,” Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” and Eugene Onegin, among others. In concert Mr. Ivanov has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York, Staller Center for the Arts and in Paul Mellon art Center as well as with Wallingford Symphony, Norwalk Symphony, Manhattan Philharmonia Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Pila, Poland and the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra among others. He was a winner in a number of national and international vocal competitions including those held by Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Opera Guild.

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