Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Richard Troxell, Director

José Meléndez, Music Director and Pianist

Julia Zavadsky, Russian Coach

Lisa Lovelace, choreographer 

Saturday, February 19, 2022
7:30pm · Get Tickets
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:30pm · Get Tickets
Thursday, February 24, 2022
7:30pm · Get Tickets
Saturday, February 26, 2022
7:30pm · Get Tickets

Please read: We have made the difficult decision to postpone the January production of Eugene Onegin and cancel the February production of Mignon. The new Eugene Onegin dates will replace the originally scheduled Mignon and are:

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Thank you for your understanding during this time! Please message Bill Buddendorf at or call 215-735-1685 with your ticket requests.


This production is in honor of Ghenady Meirson 

Semi-staged piano production, sung in Russian with English supertitles 

Tatyana declares her love for the mysterious Eugene Onegin. He carelessly dismisses her, and sets into motion a tale of love and regret. Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece will transport you to the country homes and palaces of Russia in the 19th century, and engulf you with beautiful melodies and unforgettable characters. This is a semi-staged piano production, sung in Russian with English supertitles. All performances will be held at AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater.

CAST (in order of appearance)

  • Tatyana – Emily Margevich (Jan 22 and 27), Lydia Grindatto (Jan 25 and 29)
  • Olga – Chelsea Laggan (Jan 22 and 27), Anne Marie Stanley (Jan 25 and 29)
  • Madame Larina – Monique Galvão
  • Filipievna – Alice Chung
  • Lensky – Luke Norvell (Jan 22 and 27), Zachary Rioux (Jan 25 and 29)
  • Eugene Onegin – Benjamin Dickerson (Jan 22 and 27), Titus Muzi (Jan 25 and 29)
  • Triquet – Angel Gomez
  • Zaretsky – Eric Delagrange
  • Prince Gremin – Griffen Hogan Tracy (Jan 22 and 27), Peter Barber (Jan 25 and 29)


AVA is joining performing arts organizations across the nation in requiring that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events at AVA. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. Further, AVA will adhere to the guidelines regarding proof of vaccination set forth by all venues that host AVA performances.  We will require masks to be worn while at AVA, including the duration of this performance. This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities.

Meet the Artists


Generously sponsored by Walter and Alice Strine, Esqs.