This beautiful Soviet motion picture of Peter Tchaikovsky’s endearing opera is now available to enjoy again and again on DVD. Using the sights and sounds of old St. Petersburg, director Roman Tikhomirov “opened up” the opera and filmed it in the Russian countryside, using actors, singers and musicians from the Bolshoi Theatre and Opera.
Sung in Russian with English subtitles.
“No way to describe it except as a triumph.” - San Francisco Chronicle
“An artistic a film as it is an opera.” - New York Times
Tatiana Sung by Galina Vishnevskaya Played by Ariadna Shengelaya
Onegin Sung by Yevgeni Kibkalo Played by Vadim Medvedev
Olga Sung by Larisa Avdeyeva Played by Svetlana Nemoliayeva
Lensky Sung by Anton Grigoriev Played by Igor Ozerov
Gremin Sung and Played by Ivan Petrov
Screenplay: Alexander Ivanovsky and Roman Tikhomirov Based on the Poem by: Alexander PushkinComposer: Peter Tchaikovsky Sets: Nikolai Suvorov
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