Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s brooding opera set in the rural Larin estate and St Petersburg.

“Worthy of note is Becs Andrews’s superb set design” The Journal

The design emphasised the 19th century Russian settings and the passing of time between the second and third acts, portraying moments of magical realism – Tatiana’s bedroom wall disappears to reveal giant phalli of books which she ascends, ripping open her pillow to create a snowstorm of feathers; and the brutal realism of peasant life – her rejection takes place in a blood-soaked barn chicken plucking barn, overheard by peasants girls peeking in. Themes of feathers, books and letters persist until the final moment of Onegin’s complete despair.