Ballet Eugene Onegin, to the music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed and directed by Lidija Pilipenko, will premiere on the Main Stage on 23rd December.
The whole ballet ensemble and ballet soloists, who prepare roles in several casts, will take part in this spectacle. Our renowned ballet artist, Mrs Lidija Pilipenko, whose successful ballet achievements have been part of the National Theatre’s repertory for years, has also written the libretto for the production.
Her version of this story about love and honour will be interpreted by Jovan Veselinović / Dejan Kolarov (Onegin), Bojana Žegarac Knežević / Tatjana Tatić (Tatiana), Igor Pastor / Nikola Bjanko (Lensky), Teodora Spasić / Ada Raspor (Olga)…
The orchestra will be under the baton of maestro Đorđe Pavlović, who has also made an adaptation and an excellent choice of Tchaikovsky’s compositions in cooperation with the choreographer.
Boris Maksimović will design the set and Katarina Grčić Nikolić will design the costumes.
Duška Dragičević is an assistant choreographer and Marija Vještica is a music rehearsal associate.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin wrote Eugene Onegin, a pearl of Russian and world literature, in 1831.