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Eugene Onegin to be broadcast on BBC Four on 12 April

Kasper Holten's production of Tchaikovsky's opera shown on television.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

11 April 2013 at 5.20pm | 10 Comments

Kasper Holten's Royal Opera production of Eugene Onegin is to be broadcast on BBC Four tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2013) at 7.30pm.

The production, which had its premiere in February 2013, was screened in cinemas during its original run and stars Simon Keenlyside and Krassimira Stoyanova. Robin Ticciati conducts.

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By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

11 April 2013 at 5.20pm

This article has been categorised Opera, Screening and tagged broadcast, Production, Television, TV

This article has 10 comments

  1. Daniele JACQUES responded on 12 April 2013 at 1:27pm Reply


    Is it possible to see the broadcast of Eugen Onegin in France ?
    Best regards

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 12 April 2013 at 6:52pm


      Unfortunately, the broadcast is only available in the UK. It's worth keeping an eye out for the DVD soon, though...


      Digital Content Producer

  2. Paul Eaton responded on 12 April 2013 at 8:34pm Reply

    It's great news that the BBC is broadcasting this in prime time but, as I watch, I can't help but think what a missed opportunity for them - i.e. not showing it in High Definition and Surround Sound.

    I wonder when the BBC will be permitted/decide to have a BBC 4HD channel, so that Arts and Culture enthusiasts can get the same visual and audio quality as soap opera and cookery/gardening show enthusiasts already enjoy on BBC 1HD and BBC 2HD.

    • Sarah Willoughby responded on 12 May 2013 at 3:41am

      When will the DVD be out? I can't wait to see it again. I watched the production on BBC Four and then again on BBC iPlayer and loved it! This is was my first time watching an opera and I am now taking the plunge and exploring further in to the art form and learning more about it. Thank you so very much for an incredible new experience and a new found enthusiasm for opera.

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 25 May 2013 at 10:35am

      Hi Sarah

      It will be released in the autumn but we don't have a definite date yet.



    • Nick responded on 22 May 2013 at 6:54pm


      I watched this production at the cinema and subsequently online, it's excellent. A friend managed to miss it! Do I understand a DVD is coming soon? If so is there anyway of getting an email alert or similar when it's available for sale?

      Thanks Nick

      Alternatively are there any plans to stream it again?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 23 May 2013 at 10:17am

      Hi Nick,

      Yes, a DVD is on the way - it'll be out in October and available via our shop. We'll post when it's released.


      Digital Content Producer

  3. wendy millar responded on 12 April 2013 at 9:53pm Reply

    In the duel scene In your production of Onegin,I noticed Lensky held his pistol in his right hand. According to Pushkin, Lensky was left handed. A small point I know.

  4. Ursula responded on 13 April 2013 at 9:36am Reply

    Hello, just read the question of Daniele from France. Living in Switzerland, I was able to watch Eugen Onegin last night on BBC4, thanks to so called 'Fun Box' of Swiss Cable provider which offers about 10 english TV programmes at moderate costs.
    I enjoyed the opera very much.
    Kind regards, Ursula

  5. Caroline P responded on 26 April 2013 at 2:19pm Reply

    Hi, Will the DVD be a BBC or ROH production (just so I know where to keep and eye on to purchase it) also, do you have any idea of release date - this year or next etc? Thanks

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