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.
"After seeing Eugene Onegin at the Kennedy Center I was inspired to purchase the related bracelet from Cindy. Wow! It's so beautiful and meaningful not to speak of the lovely packaging, message, and total presentation. I will wear the jewelry proudly when I see this opera for the second time before it departs."- Cynthia
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.