It has been a while since I read Evgeny Onegin (back when I was at school) but if I recall correctly, Onegin does try to not kill Lensky.
A lot of the nuance of Onegin’s character is lost in adaptation to ballet, which is inevitable I suppose, just like it is in translation. I find him a bit more sympathetic, although not exactly likeable, in the book than in the ballet (I don’t know the opera at all) – it needs a fine and sensitive actor to make the ballet character something more than two dimensional. I thought Bolle was superb on Wednesday and managed to create a fleshed out character, more reminiscent of Pushkin’s Onegin in essence for me than anyone else I have seen. I got (in no particular order) arrogance, boredom, haughtiness, condescension, resignation, cruelty, politeness, passion, flirtatiousness, pride, embarrassment, love, loneliness, anger, despondency, honour, desperation, regret and heartbreak from him.
I thought Nuñez really upped her performance dancing with Bolle – they do seem to have great chemistry. Her emotional connection to Tatiana was far more evident for me on Wednesday than it was on Saturday.