• New Book by Opera Lively Press - the Eugene Onegin guidebook

    Opera Lively Press in conjunction with CreateSpace has published on April 3, 2018, the third book of our opera guides series, on Tchaikovsky's masterspiece Eugene Onegin.

    It is difficult to appreciate in the 21st century how much of a novelty was Onegin, when it premiered in Moscow. Back in 1879, most of Russian and Slavic opera was devoted to political topics (A life for the Tsar, Boris Godunov, Khovanschina…), fairy tales (Ruslan and Ludmila, Rusalka, May Night…) or even biblical adaptations like Serov’s Judith. However, Onegin was centered on the life and passions of standard human beings.

    Onegin is a Romantic opera. It is also full of melody. There are no formal experiments here. It was the perfect daughter of her times. Of course, with such a skillful instrumental music composer for the orchestra as Tchaikovsky, we can find many fine details in the orchestration, as well as some motif building. But the prominent role is never in the pit: it’s in the voices of the singers.

    This Opera Lively guidebook will walk the reader through the opera’s libretto (with a new translation), musical structure (in terms that can be understood by all), circumstance of composition, trivia, and wil provide CD and DVD reviews, comments on live performances, and interviews with singers and a conductor. Enjoy!

    Available now on Amazon.com (and various international Amazon sites for the Kindle e-book): click [here] for the paperback and [here] for the Kindle edition.

    List price USD 12.95 CAN 14.00 GBP 9.20 EUR 10.49


    • Series: The Opera Lively Guides
    • Paperback: 200 pages
    • Publisher: Opera Lively Press with CreateSpace
    • Publishing Date: April 3, 2018
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1987523784
    • ISBN-13: 978-1987523782
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces




    Kindle Edition: $6.50 (and various equivalent prices worldwide)

    File Size: 1416 KB
    Publisher: Opera Lively Press (April 4, 2018)
    Publication Date: April 4, 2018
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    Language: English
    ASIN: B07BYQNNBB
    Text-to-Speech: Enabled
    X-Ray: Not Enabled
    Word Wise: Not Enabled
    Lending: Enabled
    Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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    Don't miss our two other guidebooks, # 1 Berlioz's Les Troyens, and # 2 George Benjamin's contemporary opera Written on Skin. Also interesting are our two interviews collections, Opera Lively the Interviews volumes 1 and 2, featuring some of the most prestigious operatic singers, composers, stage directors, and conductors. All of the above books are easily found on Amazon.com by searching by author name (Luiz Gazzola) using the Books search category.
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