Watch ‘Yevgeny Onegin’ on Stage in Novosibirsk

Timofei Kulyabin is one of Russia’s most celebrated young theater directors, and his version of Alexander Pushkin’s verse “Yevgeny Onegin” has been equally celebrated – with sell-out performaces and two Golden Mask Awards, Russia’s highest theater prize. 

Kulyabin’s “Onegin” is set in today’s world – albeit a very sparsely inhabited and decorated world – and does not have a huge cast of characters, Russian balls, coquettish glances over a fan, or elaborate costumes and strange hairdos.

It has four main characters – Onegin, Tatyana, Olga and Lensky – and their tragic tale told by the actors using physical theater while Pushkin’s glorious verse is narration. 

The production – subtitled in English – is available here for viewing free of charge all weekend.






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