DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF TOO MANY ARTISTS DUE TO THE HEALTH SITUATION, THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NOZZE DI FIGARO, THIS TUESDAY 25 JANUARY AT 7.30PM, IS CANCELLED.

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Prince Igor

Portrait of a false hero

Interview with Ildar Abdrazakov

By Konstantinos Aspiotis 19 December 2019

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The Russian bass returns to one of his best roles on the stage of the Bastille Opera, in a new production by Barrie Kosky. In Alexandre Borodine's only opera, the main figure appears as an anti-prince, contradicting the narrative conventions on the heroic ideal. The staging focuses on the inner drama of this prince, unjustifiably glorified by a people in search of guidance. Ildar Abdrazakov talks about his first memories of this monument of the Russian repertoire, the challenges of interpreting the role, as well as about his close relationship with the Paris Opera.

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