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From Novel in Verse to Opera: Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, and Eugene Onegin

Exhibit in Knight Library, February 1 – March 31, 2016

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In conjunction with Eugene Opera’s 2016 production of Eugene Onegin, this exhibition at Knight Library explores Russian intellectual and cultural life of the nineteenth century, when Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837) and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) flourished.

Pushkin, Russia’s greatest poet and prose writer, wrote his novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, between 1823-1831. It became a revered national masterpiece, recited by actors on the Russian stage since the early 1840s. As an act of sincere tribute to a poet of unsurpassed genius, Tchaikovsky composed an opera based on Eugene Onegin, which premiered in Moscow in 1879.

Concurrent Events:

Talk and Performance: Tchaikovsky’s Portrayal of Oneginpresented by Ann Shaffer, UO Libraries music services librarian
Monday, February 22, 6 p.m., Central Lutheran Church (1857 Potter Street, Eugene)

Talk: “And that something is Music”: Tchaikovsky and Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin – presented by Susanna Lim, UO associate professor of Russian literature
Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library (10th and Olive, Eugene)

Theater: Eugene Oregin, an original bilingual play based on Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, 2:30 p.m., University of Oregon: Global Scholars Hall Room 123 (1710 E. 15th Ave., Eugene)

Art Exhibition: Pushkin through the Eyes of a Child – original artwork by students (age 7-10) of the Little Owl School of Arts
February 1 – March 31, University of Oregon: Global Scholars Hall (1710 E. 15th Ave., Eugene)

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More information about concurrent events is available on Eugene Opera’s website.