The story itself is based on Alexander Pushkin's Poem also entitled Onegin. It is set in 19th century Russia and is a story of love, lust, betrayal, death, and passion. What's not to love about that, right?
Besides the Nutcracker, this was my second trip to the ballet. I found that I liked this time better than the last since this performance had a story to follow. The dancers did a fabulous job acting our their roles (along with dancing!). The performers were all so believable and kept you entertained the whole show through.
Onegin is playing at the Boston Opera House with tickets starting at $35 each. The show is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long with 2 intermissions. Remaining dates/times for this performance are:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm
*I received a complimentary pair of tickets to the performance. As always, all opinions are my own. Photos by Gene Shiavone and courtesy of the Boston Ballet.