Coda Clash: The Superfluous Man - "Eugene Onegin" and "Don Giovanni"

Join Daniel Balsam and Chris Stacey for their musical series: Coda Clash. Coda Clash is part educational, part entertainment, and entirety fun. Dan and Chris present their analysis of each opera's score, libretto, and production based on the evening’s theme. Through the use of argumentation, and audio and video clips, they leave the final judgement of what opera wins the Coda Clash up to the audience.

Musical Compositions: Eugene Onegin, (1879), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Don Giovanni (1787), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Themes: Narcissism, Aberrant Social Behavior, Class and Gender Relations, Ennui, Cynicism, and the Abuse of Power.

Coda Clash: Which opera most persuasively encapsulates the concept of “The Superfluous Man” as an expressive term?

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 6:30PM Central, 7:30PM Eastern, 4:30PM Pacific

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Recommended Reading

Eugene Onegin, Overture Opera Guides, ISBN: 9781847498564

Don Giovanni, Overture Opera Guides, ISBN: 9781847497062



March 23, 2023 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States

Chris Stacey


Will you come?