Monday, October 6, 2008

Eugene Onegin (Yevgeniy Onegin)

Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Pushkin is a classic example of 19th century romantic liturature. Eugene is a cold, confused man who in a matter of a few days crushes a girls heart(Tatiana) and kills his best friend(Lensky), more of less for the fun of it. Then after not finding happiness after traveling the world, he realizes the girl he hurt a few years back is what he needs and now he can't have her. The story has been turned into a ballet, play, film. and an opera. Here a scene from the opera right after he realizes he loves Tatiana. He becomes overwhelmed with happiness.

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