From February 9-18, Princeton University will be the site of three major events centered on the banned dramatization of Alexander Pushkin’s literary masterpiece Eugene Onegin presented in collaboration by the Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of Music, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Dance.
The “Onegin Project” will include two productions of the Prokofiev/Krzhizhanovsky adaptation banned by the Stalinist regime in 1936 beginning with a world premiere musical and dance dramatization featuring the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Glee Club and Princeton Ballroom Dance Club in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on February 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. and continuing with the world premiere of the theatrical production with performance of the full script and music presented by the Program in Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts from February 10 to 18, 2012.
The two productions are presented under the auspices of an international conference, “After the End of Music History,” in honor of the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin. For more information: princeton.edu/arts/oneginproject.
Title of Event: Eugene Onegin
Dates: Thursday, February 9 World Premiere concert with full orchestra, dance and chorus;
February 10 – 18, 2012 World Premiere theatrical performance of full script with chamber music
Time: 8:00 pm all performances
Locations: Concert – Richardson Auditorium
Theatrical production – Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Price: Concert $25/$10 students; theater performance $15/$10 students and seniors