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Ballet in three acts with choreography and libretto by Cranko, music by Tchaikovsky (arranged by K. H. Stolze), and designs by Jürgen Rose. Premiered 13 Apr. 1965 by the Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart, with Barra, Haydée, Cardus, and Madsen. The ballet takes its plot from Pushkin's famous verse-novel about the humiliation and regret of love, Eugene Onegin. However, it does not use any of Tchaikovsky's music from his opera of the same name (the board of directors at the Stuttgart Ballet being opposed to the idea). It has been revived for many companies including Munich State Opera Ballet (1972), Royal Swedish Ballet (1976), Australian Ballet (1976), London Festival Ballet (1983), Royal Danish Ballet (1991), American Ballet Theatre (2000), Royal Ballet (2001), and Houston Ballet (2005). Eifman choreographed a version in 2009, updating its story to 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Subjects: Dance.


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