Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Vocal Score)

Books | Opera

Publisher: G. Schirmer
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Tchaikovsky wrote Eugene Onegin in 1878, using a libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky based on the epic poem by Pushkin. Flirtatious Olga and shy, bookish Tatyana are sisters, Olga being happily engaged to Lenski. One day Lenski arrives with a friend, Eugene Onegin, and Tatyana is smitten. She writes him a letter, but he rudely rebuffs her and she is devastated. At the dance that night he dances with Olga, making Lenski jealous also. They fight a duel in which Lenski is killed.

Six years later, Tatyana has become a beauty and married Prince Gremin, unbeknownst to Onegin who has become a wanderer. Onegin enters Gremin’s house for a party, sees Tatyana, falls in love and pleads with her to come with him but Tatyana, though confessing she still loves him, refuses him – she is married. Eugene is left alone and heartbroken.

This is the Schirmer edition of the Vocal Score, in an English translation by Henry Reese.

No of pages: 276
Language: English
Catalogue No: GS33737

        Musicroom Reviews

        As an opera repetiteur I use Schirmer scores regularly--My problem is I always have to break the back of the score in order to play and keep the score flat so my scores look wrecked at the end of each production--on the plus side the music is compact as some scores you can end up with one bar per page !-Slightly disappointed that with this score there are no instrumental cues marked up as in previous ones
        Anonymous - (Leeds)
        Good score but I was incredibly disappointed that there was no Russian text.
        Anonymous - (Orpington, United Kingdom)