Nicole Car Takes Over ‘Eugene Onegin’ At Wiener Staatsoper

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Yan Bleney)

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced that soprano Tamuna Gochashvili had to pull out of the production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” due to health reasons.

As a result, Australian soprano Nicole Car will perform in her stead. The performance will mark Car’s return to the stage for the first time in eight months since the lockdown and it will also mark her Wiener Staatsoper debut. She was originally slated to make her debut  in the role of Marguerite in Gounod’s “Faust” in April 2021.

The soprano will join a cast that includes Anna Goryachova in the role of Olga, Bogdan Volkov as Lensky, Dimitry Ivashchenko in the role of Count Gremin, and Andrè Schuen in the title role. The cast also includes Johanna Mertinz, Helene Schneiderman, Larissa Diadkova, and Dan Paul Dumitrescu.

Tomáš Hanus will conduct the production by Dmitri Tcherniakov.

“Eugene Onegin” opens on Oct. 25, 2020, and runs until Nov. 6, 2020.