Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz in Onegin (photos by Erik Tomasson)
I'll be performing the role of Tatiana on Friday 27th January (opening night) and Tuesday 31st January in the US premiere of John Cranko's Onegin.
San Francisco Ballet opens its 2012 season with the intensely dramatic Onegin, John Cranko’s masterful adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s heartbreaking tale of unrequited love between Russian aristocrat Eugene and the beautiful Tatiana.
"Of the three Tatianas, Kochetkova had the clearest grasp of natural trajectory of her role, from a childish romantic pulled in orbit around him in tiny bourrees, to a mature woman who finds the resolve to reject his advances. With darkened eyes set into a porcelain face, Kochetkova radiated a fragility so ethereal that she seemed to melt into Luiz's arms in duets that looked both risky and otherworldly. And yet, when she rose to confront Onegin after his duel with Lensky, her icy reproach was palpably human." San Francisco Chronicle