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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.
First Friday ArtWalk — “Butter Week”
March 4, 2016, 5:30
– 8:00 pm
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.
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
(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.
was nominated for
Best British Film at the British Academy Film Awards.
Exhibit: From Novel in Verse
to Opera: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene
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.
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!
BACKSTAGE TOUR PLUS
6:00 PM, at the Hult Center.
an insider’s perspective on Tchaikovsky’s grand opera Eugene
General Director Mark Beudert will talk you through the
sets, and the backstage mechanics, after
will be one of the privileged few who get to enjoy the
the image to reserve your Backstage
Tour Plus Dress Rehearsal.
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