Talk: “And that something is
Tchaikovsky and Pushkin’s Eugene
March 1, 2016, 6:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive
Associate Professor of Russian literature at the University of Oregon’s
Clark Honors College, will explore Piotr Tchaikovsky’s transformation
of Aleksandr Pushkin’s novel in verse, Eugene Onegin,
from a classic of Russian literature into a universally loved opera.
Exhibit: From Novel in Verse
1 – March 31, 2016
University of Oregon
Libraries: Knight Library
University of Oregon Libraries explores Russian
cultural life when Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837) and
Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) flourished.
Pushkin, Russia’s greatest poet
writer, wrote Eugene
in 1823-1831. It became a national
masterpiece, and Tchaikovsky’s opera based on the novel
Moscow in 1879.
This exhibit features
materials pertaining to this classic work: Pushkin’s
his novel, Tchaikovsky’s comments in letters and
diaries, recordings of
the opera, and programs published by opera companies.