To what extent does Onegin resemble Onegin? Libretto of the opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky versus the lyric of the poem by Alexander Pushkin
The article treats of a literary work adaptation for an opera libretto purposes by analysing sort and effect of text operations done by the author of the libretto and the composer. The libretto of the opera Eugene Onegin composed by Tchaikovsky is the exception in the history of music and literature in respect of treating the original text. The lyric is based on excerpts from the literary archetype left in the original wording: significant musical episodes and essential stages of a psychological drama connect with the poems of Pushkin. The effect of libretto analysis done by the author of the article is the afterthought on intertextual correlations when convention, linkage system and logic of the composition are considered.