Opera Book Club Partnership with SB Public Library

Opera Book Club – Libretto from Eugene Onegin

Intrigued by opera but don’t know what the stories are really about?  Join the Opera Book Club and find out!

A libretto is a translation of what singers are saying – much like the script of a play.  This month the Santa Barbara Public Library is reading the libretto for Tchaikovsky’s famous opera, Eugene Onegin, which OSB is performing March 1 and 3. It’s considered to be the composer’s personal crusade against the conventions and mores of Imperial Russia.

Join us for an open conversation about Tchaikovsky’s libretto and its relationship to the original story by Alexander Pushkin. Longtime literature teacher Ross Robins will lead the group as it explores the plot and characters of Tchaikovsky’s intensely lyrical opera, which is based on Pushkin’s celebrated poem about love and loss.

Special group discount code on tickets available for Opera Book Club members!

We will meet at the Upper-Level of the Central Library at 5:30pm

Opera SB Performance:

Eugene Onegin
BY PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Performed at the Lobero Theatre

March 1, 2019 7:30 pm
March 3, 2019 2:30 pm
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Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): All Ages


L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore