In this issue:
  • Eugene Onegin: Three More Stars!
  • Upcoming Events:
    March 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, and more!

  • Backstage Tour, Dress Rehearsal
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7:30 March 11
2:30 March 13

Eugene Onegin: Three More Stars!

These lead singers were featured in earlier newsletters.
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Anton Belov
Jill Gardner

Talk: “And that something is Music”:
Tchaikovsky and Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00 pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive

Susanna Lim, 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.

First Friday ArtWalk — “Butter Week”

Friday, March 4, 2016, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Downtown Eugene

Bob Hart, Director of the Lane County Historical Society Museum, and Mark Beudert, General Director of Eugene Opera, co-host this ArtWalk tour of galleries and art venues.

Celebrate “Butter Week,” Russians’ equivalent to Fat Tuesday, with blinis, vodka cocktails, and a Russian menu at restaurant Party Downtown, 55 W. Broadway. Blinis will also be hosted by Party Downtown at one of the galleries on the ArtWalk.

See the Lane Arts Council website for more details.

Theater: Eugene Onegin – Eugene, Oregon
(an original bilingual play)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm
University of Oregon: Room 123 Global Scholars Hall

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Oregon presents this Russian-English play by REEES theater director Julia Nemirovskaya based on Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin.

The play enacts passages from the novel central to the opera and examines resonances with life in Eugene, Oregon.

Film (with popcorn): Onegin

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive

Onegin (1999), directed by Martha Fiennes, stars Ralph Fiennes as Onegin, Liv Tyler as Tatyana and Toby Stephens as Lensky. The file presents the novel’s story, not the opera. 106 minutes.

Onegin was nominated for Best British Film at the British Academy Film Awards.

From Novel in Verse to Opera:
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!


Wednesday, March 9th, 6:00 PM, at the Hult Center.
Get an insider’s perspective on Tchaikovsky’s grand opera Eugene Onegin. General Director Mark Beudert will talk you through the themes, the sets, and the backstage mechanics, after which you will be one of the privileged few who get to enjoy the entire Final Dress Rehearsal.
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