Prince Igor (3 CD) – Sofia National Opera

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Prince Igor (3 CD) – Sofia National Opera
Composer: Alexander Borodin
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Artists:
Boris Martinovich
Stefka Evstatieva
Orchestra: Sofia National Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Label: Brilliant Classics

This recording of Borodin’s Prince Igor features celebrated vocalists including Boris Martinovich and Stefka Evstatieva. The Sofia National Opera Chorus has garnered acclaim throughout the world, and is accompanied here by the Sofia Festival Orchestra.
 

History

Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor

A defining work of the Russian repertoire, Prince Igor is best known in the West for its Polovtsian Dances. Borodin worked on the score for almost 20 years but left it unfinished at the time of his death. The opera was first heard in St. Petersburg in 1890 in a version edited and completed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov. It had its U.S. premiere at the Met in 1915 but remained in the repertoire for only three seasons. After almost a century, Prince Igor returns to the Met stage in 2013–14 in a new production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov.

 

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