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  • Our Onegin is the Real Deal!
  • The Gift of Opera
  • Upcoming Events
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Anton Belov, a Real Russian Onegin



THE GIFT OF OPERA:
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Talk and Performance:
Tchaikovsky’s Portrayal of Onegin

Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:00 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter Street

The Eugene Opera Ambassadors will host Ann Schaffer, Music Librarian at the University of Oregon Knight Library, who will explore the musical themes of Eugene Onegin.



You’ll also be treated to music from the opera by singers and pianists from Eugene Opera’s array of talented artists, an opportunity for aficionados and novices alike to enjoy an enlightening musical presentation about the opera.


(Part of Eugene Opera’s new LISTEN NOW! Series)

Exhibit: From Novel in Verse to Opera:
Tchaikovsky’s
Eugene Onegin
February 1 – March 31, 2016
University of Oregon Libraries: Knight Library


This exhibit by the University of Oregon Libraries explores Russian intellectual and cultural life when Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837) and Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) flourished.

Pushkin, Russia’s greatest poet and writer, wrote Eugene Onegin in 1823-1831. It became a national masterpiece, and Tchaikovsky’s opera based on the novel premiered in Moscow in 1879.

This exhibit features materials pertaining to this classic work: Pushkin’s illustrations to his novel, Tchaikovsky’s comments in letters and diaries, recordings of the opera, and programs published by opera companies.


At Last! Eugene Onegin in Eugene, Oregon!
Ever since the 2015-16 season was announced, Eugene area opera lovers have been looking forward to Tchaikovsky’s 1878 masterpiece of romance and tragedy.

We don’t have long to wait. Watch for more information in the next few issues of this Newsletter. And, if you already know how magnificent this opera is, go ahead and order your tickets now!





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