Peebles’ Covent Garden show

Eugene Onegin is performed at the Eastgate Theatre
Eugene Onegin is performed at the Eastgate Theatre

THE Eastgate Theatre hosts a live digital feed from Covent Garden of Eugene Onegin on Wednesday.

A spokesman for The Royal Opera said the piece was full of poignancy and exquisite sensitivity.

He added: “The director of The Royal Opera, Kasper Holten, makes his directorial debut at Covent Garden with this new production of Tchaikovsky’s poignant opera.

“Tchaikovsky’s exploration of a young girl’s awakening passion and her ultimate choice of honour over true love is far more intimate in tone than the archetypal grand Russian opera.”

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading companies.

Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre in London, it is renowned for its performances of both traditional opera, as well as commissioning new works by today’s leading composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Ades.

Some of the most famous singers have performed with the company including Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Jonas Kaufman, Rolando Villazón, Juan Diego Flórez, as well as the late Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland.

Eugene Onegin is screened at the Peebles theatre at 7.15pm and tickets cost £17, or £10 for under-16s. Phone 01721 725777 for more information.