Eugene Onegin by The Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Toronto Centre for the Arts, Main Stage
5040 Yonge St
North York


The Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia


Directed by: Rimas Tuminas

“Anyone who saw the Vakhtangov [Theatre]…will know they are a first-rate troupe.” – The Guardian, London

“A stunning, breathtaking, wise and humorous rethinking of Alexander Pushkin’s great verse novel that gave us glimpses behind the scenes and between the lines.” – The Moscow Times, By John Freedman

A first Canadian appearance by the legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia, with a modern interpretation of A.S. Pushkin’s most sincere and timeless work. With its enduring themes of condemnation, love,disillusionment, cynicism, compassion, and forgiveness, “Eugene Onegin” is as relevant today as it’s been for almost two centuries.


World-renowned director Rimas Tuminas’ theatrical adaptation of “Eugene Onegin”, recently recognized with Russia’s most prestigious theatrical award, the Crystal Turandot, remains faithful to Pushkin’s original text, providing an insight into the essence of a Russian soul. Showcasing 45 actors on stage, including Russian stars Sergei Makovetsky, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Lyudmila Maksakova, Yulia Borisova, and impressive set designs, featuring music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, along with original score of Faustas Latenas and Russian and French folk songs, Eugene Onegin is a daring and stylish display of real masterpiece theater.

Founded by a legendary Russian theatrical director, Evgeny Vakhtangov, in 1921 and now led by one of the hottest European directors, Rimas Tuminas, legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia is now Moscow’s landmark, located in the very heart of the city, and rated as the best theaters in Russia by both critics and audience. Vakhtangov’s troupe, that includes numerous Russian star actors, always presents the most original and interesting repertoire, with most of its productions being sold-out months in advance.


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Performance will be conducted in Russian with English surtitles

length is 3:40 min with one intermission

North American Tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation 

Tour producer: Elena Geraseva


Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street

Tickets (start at $55.00) available through the Theatre Box Office, 

For info call 416-737-6785 or email to