(Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin). Bass. An aristocratic retired general, Gremin marries Tatyana after she has been rejected by Onegin. Two years afterwards, at a ball in the Gremin palace in St Petersburg, Onegin meets the Princess, Gremin's wife, and realizes it is Tatyana and that he does love her. Gremin describes to Onegin, whom he has known for some years, what happiness his marriage has brought him, despite the difference in age between himself and Tatyana. Aria: Lyubvi vse vozrastï pokornï (‘To love all ages are obedient’). Created (1879) by Vasily Makhalov.