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Watch 'Yevgeny Onegin' on Stage in Novosibirsk

An award-winning innovative production online all weekend

Scene from "Yevgeny Onegin" Courtesy of Red Torch Theater / Stage Russia

Timofei Kulyabin is one of Russia's most celebrated young theater directors, and his version of Alexander Pushkin's verse "Yevgeny Onegin" has been equally celebrated - with sell-out performaces and two Golden Mask Awards, Russia's highest theater prize. 

Kulyabin's "Onegin" is set in today's world - albeit a very sparsely inhabited and decorated world - and does not have a huge cast of characters, Russian balls, coquettish glances over a fan, or elaborate costumes and strange hairdos.

It has four main characters - Onegin, Tatyana, Olga and Lensky - and their tragic tale told by the actors using physical theater while Pushkin's glorious verse is narration. 

The production - subtitled in English - is available here for viewing free of charge all weekend.

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