Livermore Valley Opera To Showcase ‘Eugene Onegin’ This Fall

By David Salazar

Livermore Valley Opera will present Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at the Bankhead in Livermore, California starting on Sept. 28, 2019.

The performance will feature Morgan Smith in the title role with Ukrainian-born soprano Antonina Chehovska as Tatiana. Kyle van Schoonhoven will round out the cast as Lensky. It will be directed by Candace Evans with the company’s music director Alex Katsman conducitng the performance.

“This is a beautiful opera about love denied, unfulfilled, and love lost set to Tchaikovsky’s best music,” Erie Mills, LVO Artistic Director, stated in a press release.  “This opera requires a powerful cast and LVO’s cast is wonderful, completely sung in Russian. With the projection of English supertitles, the audience will not miss a word.”

The opening night gala performance will also include dinner at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard with Evans and Katmsan available to meet guests and provide insights into the opera prior to the performance.

There will be additional performances on Sept. 29, Oct. 5, and 6.