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Prince Igor

Opéra Bastille - from 25 November to 26 December 2019

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Prince Igor

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Opera Alexandre Borodine

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Opéra Bastille - from 25 November to 26 December 2019

3h45 with 1 interval

Language : Russian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 28 November 2019

    Pre‑opening : 25 November 2019

About

In few words:

Borodin’s only opera, this great Russian epic, best known for its Polovtsian Dances, questions the responsibilities of a leader with regard to his people. Having ceded power to his despotic brother‑in-law in order to go to war, Igor is taken prisoner with his son. From his refusal to negotiate with the enemy to his return home, the prince’s deeds invite us to reconsider our own moral values. By divesting the work of folklore of the most elementary kind, Barrie Kosky’s production highlights a universal need for ethics.

  • Opening
  • 75 mn
  • Intermission 35 mn
  • 115 mn
  • End

Performances

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Audio clips

Le Prince Igor (saison 19/20)- Dimitry Ivashchenko

Le Prince Igor (saison 19/20) - Elena Stikhina (Iaroslavna)

Le Prince Igor (saison 19/20) - Pavel Černoch et Anita Rachvelishvili

Le Prince Igor (saison 19/20) - Pavel Černoch (Vladimir)

Media coverage

  • Un chef-d’œuvre de l’art lyrique d’une grande beauté revisité avec pertinence.

    Maurice Ulrich, L’Humanité
  • La soprano Elena Stikhina est tout simplement merveilleuse

    Emmanuelle Giuliani, La Croix
  • L’entrée au répertoire de l’Opéra de Paris de l’unique ouvrage lyrique d’Alexandre Borodine éblouit par sa réalisation musicale.

    Emmanuelle Giuliani, La Croix

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About the work

Diffusion on France Musique : January 25th at 8 pm

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