Prince Igor - Opera - Season 19/20 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Prince Igor

    Alexandre Borodine

    Opéra Bastille - from 25 November to 26 December 2019

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Prince Igor

Opéra Bastille - from 25 November to 26 December 2019

Prince Igor

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


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


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Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

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)

About the work

Media coverage

  • Philippe Jordan dirige avec énergie et nuances un Orchestre et des Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris des grands soirs.

    Philippe Venturini, Les Echos
  • Un chef-d’œuvre de l’art lyrique d’une grande beauté revisité avec pertinence.

    Maurice Ulrich, L’Humanité
  • Le bonheur pour les oreilles se confirme avec les voix. Celles du chœur, magnifique de cohésion et d’intensité. Celles des solistes, surtout, qui nous conduisent résolument sur les sommets.

    Christian Merlin, Le Figaro


Diffusion on France Musique : January 25th at 8 pm

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