This isn’t the first or last purchase I’ll be making with Opera Bracelets. They are the gift that keeps on giving. I bought this bracelet for my voice teacher whose favorite opera is Eugene Onegin. She was speechless at how gorgeous the beads and detail were, how well they capture the essence of the opera, and the thought that went into selecting such a meaningful gift. She especially loved the letter charm. Being able to share the gift of opera with her is so special, for now we both have our own bracelets to represent our favorite operas. Thank you, Cindy for enhancing that bond and once again for your beautiful creations!
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: A tale of love, friendship, youthful passion and tragic loss. An inexperienced young girl falls instantly in love with a worldly man who breaks her heart. Two friends are torn apart by jealousy with deadly consequences. The passing of time reveals too late the happiness that might have been.
Each bead and charm of the Eugene Onegin Opera Bracelet represents a character or moment from Tchaikovsky's work. Some of the most important beads and charms are described below and you can see all of the symbolic descriptions on the spiral chart photo above or to the left. Also, a story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads and charms accompanies every bracelet. Click here to see the chart.
- Beautiful Tatyana, her mother and sister are represented by elegant glass pearls.
- Worldly but cold Onegin is a faceted iridescent grey bead. Passionate young poet Lensky is Purple. His beautiful arias are symbolized by purple glass hearts.
- Both Tatyana and Onegin experience love at first sight at different times in the opera . A millefiore red heart symbolizes the blossoming of this love.
- Deep blue beads and luminous glass stars evoke Tatyana's feverish night of letter writing; Glass flowers and leaves represent the scene in the Larina's garden. A dark glass heart symbolizes Onegin's rejection of Tatyana's love.
- A green heart represents Lensky's jealousy, an oval metallic bead is the bullet that will kill him, the large heart with a "hole" is his death for the sake of his love for Olga. A grey crackle disc is Onegin's devastation at having killed his friend.
- The large flowered cloisonné heart and teardrop represent the love that Onegin and Tatyana could have had. The red crackle heart symbolizes Onegin's final despair.
Charms included on the bracelet are:
- Wheat to indicate the harvesters songs which set the scene for the beginning of the opera;
- Tatyana's love letter to Onegin
- A ship symbolizing Onegin's traveling the world to escape his memories
- Elegant Princess Tatyana.
My wife ordered for our daughter who's is an Opera singer. This is her favorite Opera and is a surprise for her 30th birthday. She will LOVE it! The bracelet is beautiful and your packaging and surprise gift was so nice! Will definitely purchase again.
I bought this as a birthday present for my sister, as this is her favorite opera. The bracelet is even prettier in person, the bead selection, colors, and charms show the opera's characters and plot points perfectly. She loves it!
This is one of my favorites of the Opera Bracelets. The pearl beads for Tatyana and Olga are quite special. And the sequence of beads for Tatyana staying awake all night to write her letter to Onegin is inspired. Very pleased with this bracelet.
Looks even better in person! I didn't realize how accurately the beads told the story of the opera until receiving it. Love it!