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Virtual Vivace Book Club: Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
Monday, January 11, 6:00–7:30 PM
Check-in 5:50 PM
Zoom Virtual Meeting Format
Registration link
Complimentary

Eugene OneginThe Santa Fe Opera Guild is wasting no time preparing for the 2021 festival season. Our first meeting of the new year will take place on Monday, January 11 at 6pm and will feature a discussion of Eugene Onegin, the literary genesis for Tchaikovsky’s eponymous opera that will premiere on Saturday, July 24, 2021. This opera was last performed in Santa Fe in 2002. Eugene Onegin is to Russian literature what To Kill a Mockingbird is to the American canon — an undisputed classic.

Written originally as a serial that ran from 1825 to 1832, Eugene Onegin was first published in its entirety in 1833. The work is set in 1820s Russia and follows the lives of three men and three women. Remarking on Pushkin’s use of verse for this story, one reviewer enthused “This flowed so well! I didn't even notice it was a poem. I just enjoyed the story and the flow of the language.” Another noted that Eugene Onegin is “a must-read for anyone who loves Tchaikovsky's operatic version of this story and wants to get closer to the literary source.”

We suggest the translation by James E. Falen, published by Oxford University Press. Vivace has partnered with Collected Works, which will carry this edition. Books can be ordered by calling the store at 505-988-4226 Monday through Friday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM and on Saturdays 10:00 AM–Noon, or by ordering online at Collected Works. Books can be picked up curbside during the hours above or shipped anywhere in the US.

To register for the January 2021 Virtual Vivace Book Club meeting, click here to provide your name and email address. We will send a link the morning of January 11. If you have questions, please email educationvp@santafeoperaguild.org.

City of Falling Angels can be purchased from from Collected Works, in partnership with bookshop.org and libro.fm.


Virtual Annual Luncheon
Monday, January 25, 2:00–3:00 PM
Check-in 1:45 PM
Zoom Format
Cost: Free for Guild Members

The speaker is Chelsea Dennis, Production Director, Santa Fe Opera, who will discuss her new role and the impact of the pandemic on every aspect of mounting this coming summer’s slate of operas. She will provide an insider’s look at what is necessary to execute the artistic vision of composer, director, and soloist.


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