Prince Igor (DVD) - Bolshoi Opera

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Prince Igor (DVD) - Bolshoi Opera
Composer: Alexander Borodin
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Video Director: Alexander Barannikov
Evgeny Nesterenko
Elena Kurovskaya
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra & Chorus
Label: Video Artists Int'l
Format: Classical, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 169 minutes

The legendary bass Evgeny Nesterenko sings the title role in this 1981 Bolshoi Opera production, performed live at the Concert Hall of the Kremlin Palace. The arias for Vladimir and Igor are beloved staples of the tenor and bass repertoire, and the sequence of the Polovtsian Dances contains some of the most famous and beloved music in the entire classical music repertory.


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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