Eugene Onegin is near the end of its brief run at the Washington National Opera, but you still have time to see this dramatic tale brought to life at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts. The opera marries Alexander Pushkin’s classic work with powerful music and libretto by Tchaikovsky, and tells the story of Onegin’s unrequited love for Tatiana, a love that he once dismissed.
The Kennedy Center also has plenty of extra opportunities to interact with this timeless work, like free opera insights before the show, post-performance discussions with the artists, and interaction with the real props and costumes before select show dates. For a sample of the show, visit the Kennedy Center website for videos, and be sure to note the special dates for show extras. Eugene Onegin runs now through Friday, March 29, and tickets range from $45 to $300 for this three-hour show (including intermission). This is the first time the Washington National Opera has brought this work to the stage in the last 30 years, so don’t miss it!