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Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book)

Eugene Onegin is the most popular of Tchaikovsky’s operas. Entitled ‘Lyrical Scenes after Pushkin’ by the composer, the work takes as its basis the poem of the same name by the great Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. Its story of the unrequited love of Tatyana for the world-weary Onegin has exerted an irresistible hold over audiences for over a hundred years. With its combination of intimate private moments and sumptuous public scenes, the opera is one of the most fully achieved ever written.

In this guide there is an article comparing Pushkin’s original with its treatment in the opera, a detailed musical analysis and an appreciation of Tchaikovsky’s particular skill as a word-setter. An essay on its performance history details the contributions of the most notable artists who have taken part in productions of the work. Illustrations, a thematic guide, the full libretto with English translation and reference sections are also included.

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Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - About the Author:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era, who wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

 

Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - Reviews:

‘Neat little volumes they are, handy for carrying around, clearly printed and well set-out, complete with libretto and translation, discography and a generous selection of illustrations.’ Gramophone

'Brilliantly produced and superb value.' The Sunday Times

'The jolliest of bargains.' The Musical Times

'Marvellous... the best books of their kind.' Hugh Canning

‘The first thing noticeable about these initial items in the revamped Opera Guides series... is how much more solid and attractive these volumes are compared with the old ones. Production values are up, with more appealing design, clearer print and much better paper, making these books altogether more shelf-worthy.’
BBC Music Magazine

'Excellent new Overture Opera Guide to Wagner’s Flying Dutchman.' Evening Standard

'For everything you need to know, concisely packaged.' The Telegraph

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Product Description

Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book)

Eugene Onegin is the most popular of Tchaikovsky’s operas. Entitled ‘Lyrical Scenes after Pushkin’ by the composer, the work takes as its basis the poem of the same name by the great Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. Its story of the unrequited love of Tatyana for the world-weary Onegin has exerted an irresistible hold over audiences for over a hundred years. With its combination of intimate private moments and sumptuous public scenes, the opera is one of the most fully achieved ever written.

In this guide there is an article comparing Pushkin’s original with its treatment in the opera, a detailed musical analysis and an appreciation of Tchaikovsky’s particular skill as a word-setter. An essay on its performance history details the contributions of the most notable artists who have taken part in productions of the work. Illustrations, a thematic guide, the full libretto with English translation and reference sections are also included.

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Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - About the Author:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era, who wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

 

Overture Opera Guides: Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - Reviews:

‘Neat little volumes they are, handy for carrying around, clearly printed and well set-out, complete with libretto and translation, discography and a generous selection of illustrations.’ Gramophone

'Brilliantly produced and superb value.' The Sunday Times

'The jolliest of bargains.' The Musical Times

'Marvellous... the best books of their kind.' Hugh Canning

‘The first thing noticeable about these initial items in the revamped Opera Guides series... is how much more solid and attractive these volumes are compared with the old ones. Production values are up, with more appealing design, clearer print and much better paper, making these books altogether more shelf-worthy.’
BBC Music Magazine

'Excellent new Overture Opera Guide to Wagner’s Flying Dutchman.' Evening Standard

'For everything you need to know, concisely packaged.' The Telegraph

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Additional Information
Book Genre Drama
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Overture Publishing
Number of pages 200
ISBN 9781847495464
Date of Publication 2011
Language Russian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Published in association with English National Opera (ENO)
  • Dual-language (Parallel texts) books enable you to read through the text and instantly check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!
  • Full translation in English on the facing page
  • Read a great work of Opera while also learning Russian
  • Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners of Russian
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