Opera Omaha’s Eugene Onegin is highly-charged

Tchaikovsky’s 1878 opera Eugene Onegin is based on Pushkin’s verse novel of the same name. Many of the composer’s works grew out of self-doubt and initially this opera was no exception. When it was suggested by a friend that he tackle it, he was hesitant, yet eventually thought better of it and began developing his own version of Pushkin’s novel, using plot points and verse from the original.