Reversal of Fortune: Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin"


THE HIT SINGLE: "Lensky's Aria"

While he waits for Onegin to arrive for their duel, Lensky (tenor Dmitri Popov) sings a desperate aria, recalling the old days and hoping Olga will remember him if things turn out badly.  

THE B SIDE: "Tatyana's Letter"

In the middle of Act One, Tatyana (soprano Gelena Gaskarova) pours out her feelings in a letter to Onegin, whom she has barely met. As the long scene concludes, she puts the earnest, finishing touches on the letter, and worries about the emotional risk she's taking.