Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (1877)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Eugene Onegin is the best known of Tchaikovsky’s 11 operas. It is based on Pushkin’s novel about the love affair between Onegin and Tatyana. This grand Polonaise is from the Act 3 ballroom scene during which the two lovers are reunited.
Performed: May/June 2016