from Act I, Scene 3 of the Russian opera Eugene Onegin
by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Role: Eugene Onegin
, friend of Lensky
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: the gardens on Madame Larina's estate, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 1700s
Synopsis: Tatiana has written Onegin a letter in which she declares her love for him. Onegin, however, doesn't want Tatiana. Although he does not make fun of her love, he does tell the truth : that he does not love her in anything but a brotherly way. He asks her to find another man who would return her love.