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Added performance: February 3, 8pm.

“Visually, this production is a stunner, moving from triumph to triumph from the minute the lights come up…”
—Toronto Sun


Joining SF Ballet’s repertoire for the first time, John Cranko’s intensely dramatic work Onegin is a masterful ballet adaptation of the early-19th century novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, by Alexander Pushkin.

The passionate story of Russian aristocrat Eugene and his lost chance for love with the beautiful Tatiana, unleashes heartbreaking themes of unrequited love, anguish, and tragic irony. Set to a powerful score by Tchaikovsky, this production features lavish scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Santo Loquasto and lighting by James F. Ingalls.

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Learn the story of Onegin.

Read Tatiana's passionate love-letter to Onegin.

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The 2012 San Francisco Ballet premiere of Onegin is made possible by New Productions Fund Lead Sponsor Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield, Major Sponsors Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation and Larry and Joyce Stupski, and Sponsors Suzy Kellems Dominik and Stephanie and Mory Ejabat. Additional support was provided by Story Ballet Sponsor Koret Foundation and Sponsors Timothy Dattels and Kristine Johnson.

2012 Onegin Media Sponsor: KQED

Approximate program length: 2 hours, 16 minutes.
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Choreographer: John Cranko

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