Theatre: Theatre "Vanemuine"
Director's name: Vassili Medvedjev (Venemaa)
Composer Pjotr Tšaikovski
Libretto: Valeri Modestov (Russia)
Director-Choreographer: Vassili Medvedjev (Russia)
Musical director and conductor: Andrei Anikhanov (Russia, St.-Petersburg Mussorgski Opera and Ballet Theatre)
Conductor: Toomas Vavilov
Decorations: Boriss Kaminski (Russia, Moscow, Big Theatre)
Costumes: Josef Jelinek (Czech Republic)
Cast: Saori Nagata, Hayley Blackburn, Julia Litvinenko, Mai Kageyama, Nashua Dakhab, Raminta Rudionyte, Steven Melendez, Antonio Ayesta, Vladimir Latišonoks, Ilja Mironov, Willem Houck, Danil Kolmin, Guy Burden, Colin Maggs, Anna Shircliff, Alens Piskunovs, Anna Gornostajeva, Pavel Mokrov, Valentine Legat, Louise Flanagan, Aivar Kallaste, Rebecca Peters, Polina ukova, Janika Suurmets, Piotr Klimczak, Eve Maury, Raminta Rudionyte, Natalie Marks, Kristina Markevitciute, Janika Mägi, Janek Savolainen, Hilda Palkovskyte, Julia Kaškovskaja, Lilian Sarapuu, Ruslan Stepanov, Simona Simulinayte
Vassilyi Medvedyev is a well known name to the older public of Vanemuine Theatre Â in the 1980s he staged several ballets: A Benefice, Birth of Dance, Satanilla or Love and Hell, Prince of the Pagodas, etc
In autumn 2007 in Tartu Vassilyi Medvedyev's ballet version of Tchaikovsky's best known and best loved opera Eugene Onegin will be staged, based on Aleksandr Pushkin's famous novel in verse. Two sisters, Tatyana and Olga are waiting for Olga's beloved, Lenski and his friend Onegin. Tatyana, being only seventeen years old, falls in love with Onegin, who is older, and she writes him a passionate letter. Onegin, however, rejects her love tenderly but firmly. Instead, he starts courting Tatyana's elder sister, Olga, insulting thus his friend Lenski. At the duel that follows Onegin kills Lenski but afterwards resigns from society out of regret. Years later, returning, he meets Tatyana again and falls in love at first sight. He declares his love but it is too late Â Tatyana recognizes her love but remains true to her husband.