STAGE & VIDEO DESIGN BY PETER MISSOTTENONEGIN - GUY CASSIERS - Toneelhuis 2006
© Maarten Vanden Abeele
For this staging of the Pushkin story, I designed a virtual set with a double sided photograph as a backdrop, on which I projected the virtual singer in a red dress (Barbara Hannigan).
The front is a forest of technical stuff, camera's and lights… The whole piece is staged as a live movie.
Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse Eugene Onegin is one of the greatest works of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Guy Cassiers, the new artistic director since 2006-2007, drew inspiration from this highly romantic story about an impossible relationship for the first play he directed for Toneelhuis.
The young heir Onegin becomes friends with the melancholic poet Lensky, who is engaged to Olga, a local girl. When the two friends pay a visit to Olga’s family, Onegin meets her intriguing sister, Tatyana, who immediately falls for his charms. Onegin rejects her firmly but amicably. Years later they meet again in Moscow and this time Onegin does fall in love with her. However, the resigned Tatyana, now married to a dull general, has no intention of breaking her marital vow of fidelity.
© Koen Broos
after the novel by
GILDA DE BAL VIC DE WACHTER TOM DEWISPELAERE ARIANE VAN VLIET KEVIN JANSSENS
Stage and Video design
AURÉLIE ENTRINGER GUDRUN VERCAMPT KAREL INGELAERE BENJAMIN VAN ESSER DOMINIQUE PAUWELS LODE VERCAMPT
TONEELHUIS LOD MUZIEKTHEATER