Anna Karenina

안나 카레니나
2018.06.22 - 06.24 Weekdays 19:30 | Weekend 14:00, 19:00 Opera Theater, Seoul Arts Center(SAC) 125min. (1Act 60min. | Intermission 20min. | 2Act 45min.) 1st floor section 50,000KRW / 1st floor box seat & 2nd floor section 30,000KRW
/ 3rd floor section 50,000KRW

 Original

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

 Music

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, Witold Roman Lutoslawski

 Choreography

Christian Spuck

 Set Design

Christian Spuck, Jörg Zielinski

 Costume Design

Emma Ryott

 Lighting

Martin Gebhardt

 Video 

Tieni Burkhalter

 Sound

Martin Donner

 Conduct

Paul Connelly

 Orchestra

Korean Symphony Orchestra

 Piano

Cho Jaehyuck

 Singer

The National Chorus of Korea 

 Artistic Director

Kang Sue Jin

안나 카레니나

Anna Karenina
2018.06.22 - 06.24 예술의전당 오페라극장 125min. (1Act 60min. | Intermission 20min. | 2Act 45min.) 1st floor section 50,000KRW / 1st floor box seat & 2nd floor section 30,000KRW
/ 3rd floor section 50,000KRW

 Original

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

 Music

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, Witold Roman Lutoslawski

 Choreography

Christian Spuck

 Set Design

Christian Spuck, Jörg Zielinski

 Costume Design

Emma Ryott

 Lighting

Martin Gebhardt

 Video 

Tieni Burkhalter

 Sound

Martin Donner

 Conduct

Paul Connelly

 Orchestra

Korean Symphony Orchestra

 Piano

Cho Jaehyuck

 Singer

The National Chorus of Korea 

 Artistic Director

Kang Sue Jin

Act 1

SALON I 

Stiva Oblonski is cheating on his wife Dolly with the female maids.

Kitty Shcherbatskaya is being pursued by landowner Konstantin Levin, 

who has come to town specifically for this purpose.

 


 

ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW

Anna Karenina has come to Moscow from St. Petersburg 

where she intends to mediate between Stiva and Dolly. 

Stiva is waiting for Anna on the platform, 

while her travelling acquaintance, Countess Vronskaya, is being collected by her son Alexei. 

Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky are introduced to one another, 

and this first sighting remains unforgettable for both.

 

 

 

THE BALL

Levin asks for Kitty’s hand in marriage and she turns him down. 

She is infatuated with Vronsky, a

nd is hoping he will propose to her. However, 

Vronsky’s only desire is to see Anna Karenina again at the ball. 

When Anna appears and Vronsky only has eyes for her, 

Kitty’s world falls apart. Anna realises that she is the reason for Kitty’s destroyed hopes and leaves.

 

 

 

TO ST. PETERSBURG

Vronsky follows Anna to St. Petersburg. They become closer during the journey. In St. Petersburg, Anna Karenina is collected by her husband Alexei and their son Seryozha.

 

 

 

IN THE COUNTRY I

After his refused proposal, Levin flees to the solitude of his estate and avoids society.

 

 

 

BETSY’S SALON

The salon of Betsy Tverskaya, a friend of Anna’s, is the meeting point of the decadent Petersburg society. 

While Dolly and Stiva continue to argue here, 

Anna and Vronsky enjoy their reunion. When Karenin turns up to collect his wife, 

she refuses to go home with him. 

The Karenins are the subject of much discussion 

in the salon: A shadow has been cast over Anna’s reputation –Vronsky.

As society becomes more distant, 

Anna and Vronsky’s passion for one another can no longer be assuaged. 

Vronsky’s love allows Anna to forget the feelings of guilt and shame 

about the breakdown of her marriage.

 

 

 

HORSE RACING

The distinguished society meets at a horse race, 

including the Karenins, the Oblonskis, 

Betsy and Countess Vronskaya. 

The fact that Anna screams 

when Vronsky falls with his horse is proof of her unfaithfulness for Karenin and those present.

Karenin demands the

fulfilment of marital obligations from Anna.

 

 

 

IN THE COUNTRY II

Levin takes part in haymaking, 

forgets his heartache and finds new meaning in life in the shared work with his farmers. 

The transformed Kitty comes to the country, 

and she and Levin become closer to one another.

 

 

 

AT THE HOME OF THE KARENINS

After the birth of Vronsky’s daughter, Anna is under threat of death.

This situation causes Karenin to forgive her and his love rival. Vronsky, 

who fears that Anna will return to her husband, attempts suicide.



Act 2

ITALY/RUSSIA 

Vronsky is in Italy with Anna. 

She has left her old life behind - including Seryozha. 

Vronsky has given up his career in the military for her. 

They enjoy their abundance of happiness as a pair, 

but soon Anna misses her son, 

while Vronsky misses life in society. They return to Russia. 

Dolly appears to have come to terms with remaining at the side of the notoriously unfaithful Stiva.

 

 

 

WEDDING

Kitty and Levin have come together and marry.

 

 

 

SERYOZHA’S BIRTHDAY

In secret, Anna visits her son Seryozha, 

who is now being looked after by the confidante of the Karenins, Lidia Ivanovna. 

They both bring the reunion of mother and son to an abrupt end. 

Anna and Karenin have a heated discussion, 

after which Anna remains alone and shattered.

 

 

 

LONELINESS I

Anna is devastated. 

She now doubts Vronsky’s faithfulness 

and tries to numb her pain and jealousy with opium.

 

 

 

ISOLATION

While Vronsky is able to continue to take part in public life, 

Anna is perceived as an adulteress and is shunned by and cut off from society.

Even her once friend Betsy turns away from her. 

Her jealousy and delusions turnobsessive, and she suspects that Princess Sorokina, 

who Countess Vronskayahas chosen for her son, is a love rival.

 

 

 

LONELINESS ll/ANNA’S DEATH

All relationships and ties have dissolved for Anna, 

and Vronsky is also no longer a reason for her to stop. 

She kills herself.