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Eugene Onegin

'Eugene Onegin': Opera on a human scale

Eugene Onegin - Arizona Opera
The Arizona Republic
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Onegin is one of the more human-scale operas in the pre-20th-century repertoire. No supernatural curses, no murder-suicides, no mad scenes. 

But that creates a particular challenge, says Tara Faircloth, the stage director of a new production at Arizona Opera that runs Friday through Sunday, Feb. 6-8, at Symphony Hall in Phoenix.

"Teaching people to be normal onstage is a lot harder than teaching them to be crazy onstage. Like, 'Don't take my baby' acting is a lot easier to pull off sometimes than, 'Just smile and invite him in with your eyes.' "

– Tara Faircloth, Stage Director