Opera Columbus to Present Historic Production of ‘Eugene Onegin’

By David Salazar

Opera Columbus is set to present “Eugene Onegin” for the first time in the city’s history.

The famed Tchaikovsky opera opens on March 1 and 2 at the Ohio Theatre and features a cast starring Lydia Grindatto as Tatyana, Morgan Smith in the title role, Dane Duarez as Lensky, and HIlary Ginther as Olga Larina.

Rosetta Cucchi directs and Roseen Milanov conducts the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The opera is presented in collaboration with CAPA.

“It’s an exciting time to be producing opera on this scale and to be drawing on such artistic forces” said Julia Noulin-Mérat, Opera Columbus’ general director + CEO, per an official press statement issued by the company. “We are so thrilled to bring it to life for the first time in Columbus alongside our friends at the Columbus Symphony and CAPA. Our audience has been hungry for such a memorable performance.”