Login submit Eugene Onegin Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Drama, beauty, and romantic obsession – Tchaikovsky’s haunting opera has it all. A world-weary aristocrat grudgingly visits the provincial home of his friend's fiancée where he toys with the affections of the inexperienced, ardent Tatiana. Her love letter to the brooding Onegin results in a heartless rejection, setting off an inexorable chain of events culminating in a chilling duel. Years later, the tables are turned when the honourable Tatiana rejects him. Onegin is left crushed and filled with regret over the love he so casually spurned.