This week a classic tale of infatuation and heartbreak arrives on stage at the National Arts Centre: the timeless ballet "Onegin" performed by the National Ballet of Canada.
The ballet is based on a famous poem by Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin. In Pushkin's poem, naive country girl Tatiana pens a passionate love letter to sophisticated mega-douche Eugene Onegin.
In what seems to be a popular theme among classic ballets, the self-absorbed Onegin flat-out rejects our girl Tatiana. This is waaaaay before The Bachelor, folks.
At Tatiana’s name-day celebrations (kinda like a birthday party), the irritated Onegin flirts with her sister Olga, so Olga’s fiancé Lensky challenges him to a duel (obvy). Onegin kills Lensky. What a jerk!
Years pass and Onegin sees a sophisticated Tatiana (who's now married to a prince, good on her!) at a ball. It's then his turn to write her a passionate love letter. Our proud gal Tatiana rightly tells him BOY BYE even though she still has feelings for him. Well done, girl!
It's then heartbreak all around and some of the most exquisite dancing you'll see all year: the National Ballet of Canada are absolutely stellar professionals and I can hardly wait to see them live. Good news: you can too!
win tickets to onegin
I'm giving away a pair of tickets to this Friday's performance inside the NAC's spectactular new Southam Hall! So if you'd love to go and you're free this Friday night (January 20), enter below Here's what to do:
To enter the contest, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter as many or as few ways as you like. They're all optional so pick what works for you! The more actions you complete, the better your chances of winning. Good luck!
Contest closes Wednesday January 18, 2016 at 11:59pm and I'll announce the winner first thing Thursday morning.
Don't want to chance it? Get tickets from $54, and if you're aged 13-29 you can grab $15 same-day Live Rush tickets. See you at the show!